Gritty Al Shabab Hold Front Runners Al Wahda in UF-League

DUBAI - Hosts Al Shabab held front runners Al Wahda to 1-1 draw in the 15th round of the UF-League at Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium here on Thursday. Renato put the home team ahead in the 70th minute and substitute Andre Pinga levelled the result in the 82nd of the fast-paced clash.

By Hisham Al Gizouli

Published: Sat 20 Feb 2010, 12:11 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:06 AM

With this result, Al Wahda maintained their position at the top of the table with 37 points ahead of the Abu Dhabi Derby featuring Al Ain (32 points) and Al Jazira (33 points). Al Shabab advanced to the eighth position with only 17 points.

However, Al Shabab missed the efforts of three of their foreigners. Iranian playmaker Iman Mobali has sustained foot injury while Pedrao is suffering a light injury and the due are expected to return to the pitch after the winter break.

Meanwhile, reports from Villanueva are positive and the doctors said his injury is not serious and could be able to return to action shortly.

Al Wahda missed the services of midfielder Abdul Rahim Jumaa who’s recovering from leg injury while Andre Pinga is recapturing his form after a short lay-off.

The result is by no means bad for Al Wahda who are looking forward to claim their fifth league title, but they have a lot of work to do.

Al Ain and Al Jazira are chasing Al Wahda and will never give up before taking the race to the wire.


Friday: Emirates v Ajman, Emirates Stadium (5.25pm)

Al Ahli v Bani Yas. Rashid Stadium (8.15pm)

Saturday: Al Dhafra v Al Wasl at Al Dhafra Stadium (5.40pm)

Al Nasr v Al Sharjah. Al Maktoum Stadium (8.15pm)

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