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Faisali in lead as teams battle for final positions

By Aline Bannayan - Apr 25,2019 - Last updated at Apr 25,2019

AMMAN — Faisali are closer to the title with the competition nearing its end as Week 20 of the Jordan Professional Football League kicked off on Thursday.

Like the past two season, Jazira lost their top spot two weeks ago only as Faisali now lead the pack with their title chances depending on Jazira’s and Wihdat’s upcoming results.

This week, Wihdat beat Ahli 2-0 in a postponed match and climbed to third, as Aqaba, Salt, Hussein, Baqa’a and Sarih remained halfway through the pack leaving veteran teams Ahli and Ramtha struggling.

 The battle at the other end of the standings is not less fierce as That Ras seem to be the first to drop, while Ahli and Ramtha struggle to stay in the pro league.

The 2018/19 football season kicked off with league champs Wihdat beating Jordan Cup champs Jazira in the 36th Jordan Super Cup. Regionally, Wihdat were knocked out of the 2018/19 AFC Champions League preliminary round.  In the Asian Football Confederation Cup, the second-tier Asian club competition, Jazira and Wihdat are impressive with two more round to go. 

Last season, Wihdat won the league for a record 16th time. Jazira lost two competition finals conceding the 35th Jordan Super Cup to Faisali and the Jordan Football Association Shield final to Wihdat. Jazira finished runner-up in the league but made club history by winning the 38th Jordan Cup final after they last won the Jordan Cup in 1984. 

Since the league kicked off in 1944, Faisali are record 33-time winners, while Wihdat were crowned champs 16 times since they joined in 1980.

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