Goalkeeper Brad Jones has collected his second Saudi Super Cup winners medal in as many years after inspiring Al-Nassr to victory over arch-rivals Al-Hilal. The West Australian shot-stopper made several vital saves to help Al-Nassr clain the trophy with a 3-0 win on the weekend.
Jones made a point-blank save to thwart South Korean star Jang Hyun-soo and stood tall to deny Salem Al-Dawsari when he was through on goal late in the first half. Six minutes after the interval the 38-year old also kept out former French international Bafetimbi Gomis when he threatened to break the deadlock.
Saudi television commentators hailed a “shining and brilliant performance” by Jones with Al-Nassr’s caretaker coach Alen Horvat also praising his ‘keeper. “It was a strong team performance and Brad Jones made some excellent saves and with that, we always knew we would get opportunities to score,” commented Horvat.
Jones been one of the Al-Nassr’s most consistent performers across the past three seasons. He helped Al-Nassr to the Saudi Premier League and Saudi Super Cup double in 2018/19 while his 26 clean sheets are more than any foreign goalkeeper in the history of the Saudi Pro League.