Al-Ahli’s Difficult Win over Wahdat Sanaa [Archives:2000/18/Sports]

May 1 2000

Last Friday, Ahli Sana’a played against Wahdat Sana’a in Ali Mohsin Stadium. The game ended with the wining of Ahli Sana’a 2-1. These two teams are considered one of the most competing opponent teams in the premier league. With this triumph Al-Ahli has reached the final match of the premier league.
The performance of Al-Ahli was stable all through the match. Al-Ahli started the attack on the first minutes of the match with a shot from Al-Ahli player, Al-Salemi, which the goalkeeper, Fares Othman, punched outside the court. After 11 minutes of the beginning of the first half, Al-Ahli scored his first goal. However, after 8 minutes of the first goal, Al-Wahdah had a golden chance to tie the match through a shot from Saeed Al-Kholaydi but Al-Ahli goal keeper saved his goal and the first half ended 1-0 for Al-Ahli.
In the second half, Al-Wahdah started attacking without paying much attention to their defense. After 6 minutes of the starting of the second half Adel Al-Salemi, Al-Ahli forward player, scored the second goal from a penalty kick. On the minute 63 of the game, Al-Wahdah scored their only goal through a corner kick played by Naser Gazi to Saeed Al-Kholaydi who put it in the goal.
It was clear that both teams have shown a high level of performance during the match as was expected. After the end of the game, Adel Al-Salemi expressed his ecstasy for their triumph which will take them up the final match of the “Golden Square”. It is worth noting that Adel Al-Salemi sits at the top of the scorers’ list in this league.