It was heartbreak for Shabab as they squandered an early lead to hand the title (which for the larger part of the game was in their hands) to rivals Dhofar.
Dhofar, celebrating on their home turf, took every advantage and sealed the title for themselves.
Shabab scored in the first half, taking the initative and the lead after they volleyed home through a brilliant improvised kick that left Dhofar custodian Riyadh Al Subait stranded on his goalline.
Rustaq and Jalan have already confirmed themselves to the two relegation spots, going straight back to the First Division whence they came. The battle for safety however, is not yet over.
Khabourah and Oman Club fight for safety as they both seek to avoid the playoff place on the final day of the league.
Oman club’s recent draw against Suwaiq and shock victory against Shabab has seen them put themselves in a favourable position. Khabourah, on the other hand, currently occupy the playoff place.
As either team stands on the cusp of history, the Omantel Professional League title boils down to its last (and most decisive) 90 minutes. The battleground in question – Salalah sports complex.
Dhofar host Shabab in the most important, defining moments of either team’s season as the winner takes the title.
The Oman National Football team will play Syria in Muscat on the 2nd of June. The match, originally scheduled for the 30th May, has been rescheduled at the request of Syrian officials.
The friendly will be played in anticipation of the qualifier of the qualifier against Palestine, with the Reds going away for a camp to Jordan immediately after playing Syria.
They will then play Palestine, in their second qualifier for the Asia Cup.
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