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Saham emerge Super Cup Winners
Thu,08-Sep-16

Saham took home the first trophy of the season as they emerged victorious against Fanja by virtue of a Bader Al Jabri goal.

They took the early initiative as the His Majesty’s Cup Champions tested their opponents defence with a flurry of crosses into the box.

The League Champions Fanja were no far behind as they came close with a free kick but neither tested the other’s keeper too much in the first 10 minutes.

Al Raqadi of Fanja got the first clear cut chance of the game and it was sitter skied wide. The ball flashed across the goalmouth, he received it with a gaping goal not 6 yards away from him but inexplicably blasted it over the bar.

He tried to make amends moments later when he took the ball down perfectly from a deep cross but Saham keeper Suleiman Al Bureiki used his presence to put him off the shot as it narrowly missed the far corner.

Saham tried hitting back to regain momentum and a frenzy of chances went begging as they were blocked by Fanja bodies even as the final ball was scuffed and made comfortable saving for Fanja keeper Mazin Al Hosni

The game turned on its head in the 37th minute as Obeid Al Mazoufi was booked a second time for yet another reckless challenge and sent to the dressing room for an early shower. Fanja capitalised soon after just before the half time whistle but were only the able to hit the post in yet another shocking miss from within the six yard box.

The game resumed after the break and Saham showed up with a new game plan for 10 men as they held back and denied Fanja space in the final third.

It took Fanja 20 minutes to carve a chance as they finally forced Suleiman Bureiki to a save. Saham however countered from the resulting corner and Moutasim Al Shibli found himself clean through – only to fluff his lines as he look to long to make a decision on the ball.

Saham kept the momentum going and Bader Al Jabri expertly beat the offside trap to find acres of space in the box as he slotted easily past Mazin Al Hosni to open the scoring for Saham.

Fanja hit back almost instantly forcing a defender to skew his clearance just wide off the post as they immediately began looking for the equaliser.

Saham however recognized the danger and slowed down the game as they held on to see the game out and be declared Super Cup Champions.

It was indeed a memorable start to the season as Saham beat the odds with 10 men to emerge Super Cup Champions, a match that can definitely set the tone for an extremely competitive season to come.

 

   
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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