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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 13/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Oman's Saham Club will be tipped to book a spot in the final of the 29th GCC Club Cup football tournament as it takes a 3-1 lead into the second-leg semifinal against hosts Al Shabab at the Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday.

Saham recorded a dominating win in its home leg at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC) on May 5 and will try to become the first Omani side to reach the final since Dhofar lost to Saudi Arabia's Al Nasr in the 1996 title clash.

Saham-shabab

Action from the Saham-Shabab first-leg semis game

Fanja is the only Omani club to win the title, when it beat Bahrain's Al Muharraq in 1989.

Mohsin Johar, Mohammed al Zeno and Fahad al Jalboobi scored for Saham while for the UAE's Pro League side, Rashid Hassan pulled one back.

Saham is in fine form, having lost just once in its last 11 games in all competitions - and it has not tasted defeat by two goals or more since February. The club is currently placed fifth (35 points) in the Omantel Professional League (OPL) that concludes on Friday.

By contrast, Al Shabab - twice winners of this competition - is without a victory in its last four games but it will hope for a change of fortune on Tuesday.

The other team in the final will be the winner of the second semifinal between OPL champion Al Nahda and UAE's Al Nasr, who play in the second-leg on Wednesday at the same venue having shared a 1-1 draw in the first encounter at the SQSC on May 6.


 


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