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Ebbsfleet United owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi delays return to Kuwait so he can watch Skrill South play-off final against Dover Athletic

06 May 2014
by Steve Tervet

Ebbsfleet chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture Andy Payton

Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton

Ebbsfleet United owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi has delayed his return to Kuwait so he can be at Saturday's huge play-off final against Dover Athletic.

Dr Al-Humaidi watched both legs of the Fleet's Skrill South play-off semi-final against Bromley and he was at Priestfield for the Kent Senior Cup final on Monday.

He was due to return to the Middle East today (Tuesday) but with so much riding on Saturday's game, he's extended his stay in the UK.

The Fleet chairman said: "It feels amazing, especially with the final match being at Stonebridge Road. I’m looking forward to that.

"I was planning to go back to Kuwait on Tuesday but now, with the game at Stonebridge Road, I will postpone my return to Kuwait and I will attend the match.

"This is the most important match of the season."

Ebbsfleet lost the second leg 1-0 at Bromley but won the semi-final 4-1 on aggregate.

Dr Al-Humaidi said: "Some people wanted to win (the game) but at the end of the day, we were playing Bromley, who were third in the league.

"I think we played very well and I’m looking forward to Saturday."

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