Ittihad secure promotion
to UAE Pro-League

KALBA — Ittihad Kalba have won promotion to the Pro-League following their resounding 4-0 over ten-man Al Orouba in the 13th round of the First Division League on Thursday. Al Ittihad raised their tally to 27 points from 13 starts.

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By Hisham Al Gizouli

Published: Sat 1 May 2010, 11:31 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:22 AM

After a goalless first half, Gregory put the Kalba side ahead from the spot and Al Orouba were reduced to ten players. Simon added the second goal for Kalba in the 68th minute and Gregory came with a strong run in the 84th minute to add the third goal. Jawhar Musabbah made it 4-0 three minutes before the final whistle.

Meanwhile, Dubai were held to 1-1 draw by visitors Fujairah as Al Shaab outclassed Al Khaleej 4-1 at Khaled bin Mohammed Stadium in Sharjah.

Dubai are one point ahead of Al Shaab and a win would have earned them the second spot reserved for the first division clubs in the pro-league. However, Dubai need to win on Thursday to rectify the situation.

In Sharjah, ten-man Al Shaab kept their hopes alive in the chase for the second spot with a 4-1 home victory against city rivals Al Khaleej. Al Shaab raised their tally to 21 points and need to win and see their rivals Dubai lose or draw their final clash to claim a line up in the pro-league. Kowasi Plaza opened the scoring in the 34th minute of the first half to make it 1-0 for Al Shaab. This was also the result at half-time.

Al Shaab were reduce to ten players when referee Mohammed Abdullah sent off keeper Ahmed Salem in the 55th minute.

Yousuf Hassan doubled the result in the 85th minute and Plaza added the third and fourth goals.

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