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Dhofar win title with late twist
Sun,21-May-17

It was heartbreak for Shabab as they squandered an early lead to hand the title (which for the larger part of the game was in their hands) to rivals Dhofar.

Dhofar, celebrating on their home turf, took every advantage and sealed the title for themselves.

Shabab scored in the first half, taking the initative and the lead after they volleyed home through a brilliant improvised kick that left Dhofar custodian Riyadh Al Subait stranded on his goalline.

Dhofar kept pounding on the door, trying to break Shabab down as they only needed a draw. The opportunity came in the half hour, Shabab’s defence hacking down a red shirt in the penalty box. Said Al Ruzeiqi, who came off the bench, took the penalty with calm confidence as he placed the ball in the bottom right corner.

Dhofar kept their momentum going and Al Ruzeiqi found himself doubling his tally with a tap in. Shabab equalized off the rebound off a free kick but to no avail as they needed a win.

Dhofar celebrated late into the night with their fans at the Salalah stadium, as they reveled in the joy of a long awaited title for one of Oman’s most successful teams.

   
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    Jersey Number
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