Sunday, May 10, 2015


Al Kuwait Hold On To Lift Kuwait Title

So it is Al Kuwait who are crowned Kuwait Premier League champions for the second time in three years in what was a nail biting affair at the Kuwait Sports Centre. Although they went into the game level on points with rivals Al Arabi they had a far superior goal difference but Al Arabi were up against Al Tadhoman, the side with the weakest defence in the league.

Despite going 1-0 against Al Sulaibhikat on 16 minutes through Khaled Ajab the news from Al Arabi was not good. The goals were rattling in and that eight goal difference was being whittled away. With minutes to go Al Kuwait's superior goal difference had been whittled down to just two and with many of the teams in the lower reaches of the league low on fitness levels there was always a liklihood Al Arabi could keep scoring.

Fortunately for Al Kuwait Shadi Hamami soothed their nerves with a second goal on 89 minutes and this time there was not enough time for Al Arabi. The dropped points at home to Al Qadsia last week were to prove costly and they could not summon up any more goals in their bid to end their title drought.

1 - Al Kuwait 26 20 6 0 69-12 66
2 - Al Arabi 26 21 3 2 66-12 66

Yarmouk v Al Nasr 0-1
Kazma v Al Salmiya 1-1
Al Jahra v Al Sahel 0-0
Al Shabab v Al Qadsia 0-2
Al Fahaheel v Khaitan 0-1

The season isn't over yet for Al Kuwait. Next week they travel to Bahrain to take on Al Riffa in the AFC Cup in their final group stage tie.

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