4/19/2017 7:21:30 AM

Jaish’s Markovic coy about future

Jaish’s Markovic coy about future

EL JAISH’S star player Zarko Markovic was coy about his future. The right-back has been a key figure in El Jaish’s scheme of things since joining them from HSV Hamburg in 2014. A prominent member of the Qatar national team that finished as runners-up at the 2015 World Championship at home, Markovic has been out of favour since they made their Olympics debut at Rio Games last year. 

But there has never been a question mark over his place in Jaish. 

The 30-year-old, who is of Montenegrin origin, has been outstanding for the Armymen in the league. But with the decision to merge Jaish and Lekhwiya next season, his future remains unclear just as most of his team-mates’.

“Things happening outside aren’t in my control. This is the time to celebrate our title triumph,” Markovic said.

With his chances of getting back to the national team being remote, there were rumours that Markovic might move out of the country.

But he did not comment on his immediate future and instead reiterated his commitment to Jaish.

“The priority now is to win the upcoming Cup tournaments. We shouldn’t lose focus and just take it as it comes,” he added.

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