Dubai / Sunday, September 24th, 2017: the first round of Group 1 in the preliminary competition qualifying to President Cup was concluded yesterday, where Al Dhaid won Al Hamriya 2 – 1, Al Fujairah thrashed Al Orooba 3 – Nil, goal less draw of RAK and Al Arabi, Kalba smashed Khorfakan 3 – Nil and Baniyas defeated Dibba Al Hisin 2 – 1.
In Group 1, Al Dhaid hosted Al Hamriya and succeeded in grabbing the three points following its 2 – 1 victory over the visiting team. Papa Wigo scored the two goals for Al Dhaid, while Markus Cilo scored for Hamriya.
In the second match, Fujairah smashed Al Orooba 3 – Nil, where the three goals were scored by Mayed, Haitham Al Matroushi and Ahmed Sabah at 41st, 85th and 90th minutes respectively.
Masfout achieved difficult 2 – 1 victory over Masafi which return to 1st Division League once again. Naser Hassan kicked off the score for Masfout at minute 3 before Jasem Al Naeemi equalized for Masafi, but the same player succeeded once at minute 49 in scoring the second goal to secure the 3 points for Masfout.
Group 2 matches, Kalba achieved great 3-Nil victory over Khorfakan (previously known as Al Khaleej). The score started with opposite goal from Khorfakan defender Sultan Al Shehhi followed by other two goals scored by Tiago Santos and Manei. In another note, Baniyas snatched 3 points following its 2 – 1 win over Dibba Al Hisin, while the game of RAK and Al Arabi had ended in goalless draw.