Mahmoud is a legend in his own right, having won several honors in his profession with club and country. He has spent much of his profession in Qatar, winning numerous trophies including the Qatar Stars League.

“I am anticipating viewing Persepolis of Iran in the final match. Persepolis has a strong squad and it played extremely well and deserved to reach the last. It also has an Iraqi national team gamer in their ranks – Bashar Resan,” Mahmoud told

“I am sure that a lot of Iraqis will watch the last to see our nationwide group player in action in the most significant game of Asian club football.

“I will also see the final. I want to say this to whoever is the group from the East Zone which gets approved for the last – excuse me, I will be supporting your opponent on December 19,” he included.