Ajman, Ittihad Kalba relegated as Dibba Al Fujairah promoted

Ajman, Ittihad Kalba relegated as Dibba Al Fujairah promoted

Dibba Al Fujairah have secured the first of the two spots reserved for the first division league clubs in the pro-league from next season.



By Hisham Al Gizouli

Published: Mon 27 Apr 2015, 1:54 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:44 PM

Dubai - Ajman Sports Club have been officially relegated to the lower division following their 3-3 draw against hosts Al Wasl in the 24th round of the Arabian Gulf League at Al Wasl Stadium here on Sunday night.

Ajman have collected 15 points from 24 starts and with only two rounds remaining, the maximum limit to reach would be 21 points which means that they will remain two points behind Al Dhafra who have managed to maintain their premier league status despite losing 0-1 to host Bani Yas.

“It was a very slim hope,” said Ajman’s forward Haddaf Abdulla who has squandered an easy scoring opportunity in front of the open net when gthe match was  less than two minutes away from the final whistle. Abdulla received a spoon-fed pass from Boris Kabi who did everything inside the box, with the keeper only to beat, but his shot hit the left pole and again his rebound hit the cross-bar before being cleared by Al Wasl defenders.  “We have tried our best and led 3-1, but Al Wasl made a strong come back to level the result,” he added.

However, while Ajman will accompany Ittihad Kalba to the first division league, Dibba Al Fujairah have secured the first of the two spots reserved for the first division league clubs in the pro-league from next season.

Meanwhile, Ajman, led after eight minutes from the start when Al Wasl defender Salem Abdulla brought down Rafael Crivellaro in the area and Boris Kabi made no mistake from the spot. But, Caio Canedo headed home the equaliser in the 34th minute. This was also the result at half-time.

Driss Fettouhi added the second goal for the visitors in the 53rd minute.  And less than tw minutes later the visitors gained a 3-1as Mohamed Alantaly swept home a finish on the counter-attack.


More news from Local Sports