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OPL set up for nail biting finish as Fanja coast to the top after Round 24
Tue,12-Apr-16

Fanja put themselves in the driving seat as they blitzed to a decisive victory to take pole position in the title race after Suwaiq and Orouba lost ground by cancelling each other out.

Fanja were in cruise control against Musannah as they made a massive statement of form and standing with a 5-0 victory. The goals came froom Muklid Al Rakadi, Mohammed Al Musalami, Emad Al Hosni and a Raed Ibrahim brace. Fanja will be mighty pleased to have so many players on the scoresheet, especially when every game is a must-win with only two games remaining.

Their title rivals Suwaiq and Orouba blanked each other out in a goalless draw. The game saw both teams lose ground in the title race as Suwaiq conceded top spot to Fanja as a consequence of the result.

On the other end of the table, Khabourah took an important step towards safety as they edged Sur by a late goal from Mami in the 80th minute.

Shabab remain in the relegation playoff zone but secured an important victory against Sohar at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex to get out of it. They beat their visitors by a score of 3-2 in a fiercely competitive game.

Salalah were unfortunately the first team to crash out of the Omantel Professional League with their 2-0 defeat to Nahda. The win saw Nahda cement their 5th place position whilst also making it mathematically impossible for Salalah to get out of the relegation zone.

In form Muscat were handed their first loss in 5 games as they were beaten by visitors Saham by a sscoreline of 2-1. Hamad Al Habsi’s goal wasn’t enough as goals from Mohsin Jowhar and Alexander Mato sealed the win for Saham. The result means Muscat still need to be on their toes, as early season form means they still are at a slight risk of getting into the playoff zone.

In the final game of the round, Dhofar took home the bragging rights as they beat Nasr 2-1. Goals from Nabeel Ashor and Qasim Said secured the result as Nasr couldn’t muster enough firepower as they were left wanting despite Kofi Mesahak getting on the scoresheet.

The  derby was of little consequence at either end of the table however, as Round 24 ended fans nowhere closer to being able to predict who will win the title as 3 teams compete for it, all within one point of each other.

 

   
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  • Raed Ibrahim Saleh Haikal Al-Mukhaini

    On 13 July 2013, he signed a contract with 2012–13 Oman Elite League runners-up Fanja SC. On 4 July 2014,...

    Position
    Forward
    Jersey Number
    6
    Nationality
    Oman
    Height
    1.78
    Weight
    70kg
  • Saad Suhail Juma Al-Mukhaini

    In 2006, he signed with Al-Oruba SC. In 2010 he moved to Al-Suwaiq Club where he played for one season be...

    Position
    8
    Jersey Number
    11
    Nationality
    Oman
    Height
    1.70M
    Weight
    69Kg
  • Hussain Ali Farah Al-Hadhri

    Al-Hadhri had played a vital role for Dhofar S.C.S.C. as a high scoring striker, rivaling Dhofari veteran,&nbs...

    Position
    Attacking Midfielder
    Jersey Number
    7
    Nationality
    Oman
    Height
    1.71M
    Weight
    78Kg
  • Jaber Mohammed Sagheer Al-Owaisi

    On 30 July 2013, he signed a one-year contract extension with Al-Shabab Club. On 19 August 2014, he again signed a ...

    Position
    Central Defender
    Jersey Number
    3
    Nationality
    Oman
    Height
    1.77M
    Weight
    74Kg
  • Mohammed Saleh Ali Al-Musalami

    On 17 July 2013, he agreed a one-year contract extension with 2012–13 Oman Elite League runners-up Fanja ...

    Position
    Defender
    Jersey Number
    13
    Nationality
    Oman
    Height
    1.75M
    Weight
    68Kg
  • Imad Ali Suleiman Al-Hosni

    Al-Khaburah He started his professional football career in 2003 and joined the Omani sports club Al-Kh...

    Position
    Striker
    Jersey Number
    20
    Nationality
    Omani
    Height
    1.80M
    Weight
    66Kg
  • Raed Ibrahim Saleh Haikal Al-Mukhaini
  • Saad Suhail Juma Al-Mukhaini
  • Hussain Ali Farah Al-Hadhri
  • Jaber Mohammed Sagheer Al-Owaisi
  • Mohammed Saleh Ali Al-Musalami
  • Imad Ali Suleiman Al-Hosni