Shabab Al-Ahly came close to winning the Basketball League for the 12th time in history, after defeating its guest Sharjah by 13 points, and with a score of “82-69”, the day before yesterday, in the first leg of the final round of the tournament.
The youth of Al-Ahly are a step away from regaining the title that they lost last season in favor of Sharjah, on the condition that the “Dubai Knights” repeat the victory in the return match that will be held next Saturday, while the “king” is required to respond to revive his hopes of retaining the title, especially since Sharjah’s second victory will impose on The two teams, according to the tournament system, will play a third, decisive match, the date of which has been set for the 13th of this month.
On the other hand, the President’s Cup competitions draw resulted in the identification of the four teams that will play the preliminary round of the tournament, which will be held from the 13th of this month to the third of next April, and their matches will be held on neutral stadiums, with a one-match knockout system.
The results of the draw were harsh for the Al-Nasr and Al-Wasl teams, which will compete in the first preliminary round confrontations to determine the qualifier for the Al Ain meeting in the opening of the quarter-finals. The draw was imposed on the Al-Wehda and Al Dhafra teams to play the second preliminary matches, and the winner will meet Bani Yas in the second quarter-final match.
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