End of 19th round of excellent-division football tournament: Wahda On Top [Archives:1998/16/Sports]

April 20 1998

The Wahda of Sanaa managed to benefit from the results of the 19th round of the excellent-division football tournament when it raised its credit to 42 points. This happened due to the great victory achieved by Wahda against the Zuhra team in Sanaa, and the draw between Ahli of Sanaa and Shaab of Mukallah. As a result of this victory, players of Wahda regained their self-confidence and abilities, considering the spate of bad performance which they went through.

Wahda’s next matches will be characterized by toughness, compared toits matches with Ahli of Sanaa. Wahda will reopen the tournament by a strong match with Hassan of Abyan, and Ahli will meet Talieah in Taiz.
Wahda will play with the winners of the 3rd, 4th, and 6th positions: the Shaab of Ibb, Hassan and Tilal, respectively. These strong teams have characteristics which qualify them to win or achieve 
results which may damage Wahda’s position as top-of-the-tournament team.

Ahli of Sanaa will play with Ahli of Hodeida (10th position), Talieah of Taiz (11th position) and Shamsan (12th position). These teams are well-known for their modest performance, enabling the Ahli of Sanaa to raise its credit to compete with the Wahda of Sanaa over the lead.
Thus, there may be more surprises and unexpected results during the next 3 weeks. For the time being, however, Wahda is still on top.