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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 04/02/2014

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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Dubai Schools Football Cup heats up with clear top spot contenders emerging during the fourth week. In the U-15 boys groups, Sabis Cheouifat School in a surprising turn of events is now tied in standings with Dubai National School who had been clear winners from week 1 with 21 points each.

The lads from Sabis Choueifat School displayed some great talent on the pitch playing and winning three matches. Following closely behind with 18 points each are Al Shafie and Rashid bin Saleh Schools.

With two more weeks to go in the group stages, the air is thick with excitement as teams vie to qualify for the quarterfinals with their sights set on the big prize: the trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford in the UK to participate in a football clinic with Manchester United coaches and watch Manchester United Premier League game at the iconic stadium, courtesy of Chevrolet and Emirates NBD.

In the U-12 boys team one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament was played between Al Shafie School and Hatta Primary School for Boys. Al Shafie came away with a 10-0 win.

Ali Abdul Kareem led his team in the win scoring four of the goals. Displaying focus, determination and with no desire to give up he cleared a path to the back of the net time and again. "This tournament has been great for us. We love football and want to win so we can watch one of our favorite teams, Manchester United play," said Ali.

Al Shafie are now in the top three under 12 boys with 21 points in tie with Lycee Francais International George Pompidou and both teams trailing closely behind Dubai National School.

And over on the Fait Maison pitch a fierce game of agility, speed and sheer tenacity was played by both Winchester Jebel Ali and Westminster girls under 16 teams. Winchester squeezed in a 3-1 win.

Lycee Francais International George Pompidou continue to lead in the under 16 group while St. Mary's Catholic School are now leading in the under 13 group two points ahead of Princess Haya bint Al Hussein School.

 






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