Al-Hilal coach Jorge Jesus is keeping his squad secret for the Riyadh Season Cup clash with city rivals Al-Nassr on Thursday night, sources have revealed to the Arabic language outlet Arriyadiyah.
Riyadh’s Kingdom Arena is set to host the competition’s final match, with Al-Hilal needing a win to secure the trophy, while Al-Nassr will be crowned champions with a win or a draw.
Al-Nassr hold the goal difference advantage after defeating Inter Miami 6-0, while Al-Hilal had beaten the MLS team 4-3 in the mini-tournament’s opening fixture.
Despite the Portuguese coach’s reluctance to reveal his roster, the same sources confirmed that all of Al-Hilal’s foreign players are fit and ready to take part, with Jesus announcing his line-up close to kick-off.
Meanwhile, Al-Nassr coach Luis Castro is expected to select Cristiano Ronaldo, who has recovered from the recent injury that kept him out of the win over Inter Miami.
Goalkeeper Raghed Al-Najjar is also set to start for Ittihad, while Senegalese winger Sadio Mane is expected to take part in the second half, according to Arriyadiyah’s sources.