BUNJAK PRINCE OF KUWAIT! Serbian expert coach of Al Jahra, and now head coach of Kuwait National Team has a clear goal – placement at the World Cup in 2022. in Qatar
When he returned to Kuwait this year and sat on the bench of Al Jahre, the club he took over for the first time in 2013, Serbian expert Boris Bunjak probably did not even dream of the speed of some things coming true. In short, he was welcomed as coach of Jahra in 2018 as a coach of the Kuwaiti national team, which he took over in the first days of December last year. Truth, Bunjak figured as a candidate for the selector of this country a year and a half ago, but did not come to the realization since the FS Kuwait was suspended by FIFA, there was no competition, nor too much need for an import selector. Now the situation is different.
- The sanctions fell and Kuwait hosted the Golf Cup at the end of last year and at the beginning of this year, a competition that is valued in this part of the world as the World Cup. I was honored to be honored with being a selector - says Bunjak.
He defeated a goal-free draw in a friendly match in Bahrain, and on the Golf Cup three times before 65,000 spectators led Kuwait in the defeat of Saudi Arabia and Oman and in a draw with the UAE.
- I enjoyed every moment of the Golf Cup. The best players in Kuwait, the best conditions, the greatest attention, the crowd stands ... For one stranger, a great experience. However, with the results I have achieved in Kuwait for the last four years, I have fought for this. I have filled the dream, but I do not want to stop there. The new goal is to qualify for the World Cup that will be held in Qatar in four years. I want to write history, because it would be just another participation of Kuwait on the world's biggest football watch. The motive is huge. I have a fantastic relationship with players, and they have a great relationship with obligations and training, they respect me and my trainers. I'm proud, I am proud - says an experienced trainer from Kraljevo.
Due to suspension, Kuwait did not participate in the Asian Cup qualifiers held this year in the UAE, and in the following period, Kuwait will play friendly matches and prepare for the start in the qualifications. Until then, there will be an obligation in Al Jahri.
-In the championship, we are currently second, and in the Cup of the Prince is the first in his group, which has eight teams. Everything goes according to plan. The championship is currently interrupted just because of the Prince's Cup, so in both competitions we are raising the greatest ambitions.
Bunjak is on the verge of repeating and possibly exceeding the season in AL Arabia, when he was from the first to the last round at the head of the table, but with strange circumstances he lost the title. because of a poor goal-difference. The trophy of the Prince's Cup remained for consolation
- I'm on the court from morning to night. I found myself in Kuwait, I am greatly accepted and I will do everything to get good results on both club and representative level - concluded Boris Bunjak, the coach of the football team of Kuwait and coach of Al Jahra, certainly the most pleasant surprise in the current season in this Gulf country. Br.S.
FOUR YEARS - TWO CLUBS
Boris Bunjak trained two clubs in Kuwait for four years. He started as the strategist of Al Jahre, with whom he won the 3rd place in the championship, which was the biggest success in the history of this club, which is still in command, and now it is worth adding two third places to the Emir and Golf Cup
Then he sat on the bench of the trophy Al Arabia, won the Prince's Cup, at the end of that season a short-lived break followed, as Arab fans organized the return action of their, as they said "favorite coach" and - Bunjak took over the Arabi again. In addition to the mentioned trophy, he has with Arabia and two Cup finals. He returned to Jahra this year, and since a little over a month, he is the selector of this rich Gulf country.