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Jazira, Wihdat vie for league lead

By Aline Bannayan - Feb 22,2017 - Last updated at Feb 22,2017

AMMAN — Two vital matches await the Jordan Professional Football League's Week 14, which kicks off Thursday, with each point crucial for teams at both ends of the standings.

Jazira are still in the lead after a 3-2 win over Shabab Urdun. They will come head-to-head with holders Wihdat on Saturday in a highly anticipated match that could determine chances for the title. 

Wihdat are looking to win their fourth consecutive and 16th overall title.

Manshieh, who beat Ahli 1-0 to maintain third spot, take on Faisali, who scored an important 1-0 win over Ramtha to maintain fourth place.

The top four teams are a point apart, with all having high aspirations to grab the league title, while another difficult struggle faces teams in the bottom end, with the last two facing relegation. 

Manshieh, who joined the pro league this season with Sahab, have asserted themselves among the leading teams, while former Jordan Cup champ That Ras are going through financial strains and are now in the relegation zone together with Baqaa, who are usually among the upper half of standings. 

Jazira's Syrian pro Mardig Mardigian still leads the scorers list with 10 goals.

Midway through the standings, Hussein are fifth after a 0-0 draw with former Cup champs That Ras who are still 11th. 

Hussein next play Baqaa. 

Shabab Urdun are sixth and next play eighth placed Ramtha, while Ahli, who finished third last year, are now seventh ahead of their match against That Ras. Sarih, who moved up a spot this week, next play Sahab.

Standings  

(previous week's rankings in parentheses) 

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

PTS

Jazira (1)

13

9

2

2

26

12

29

Wihdat (2)

13

8

4

1

22

7

28

Manshieh (3)

13

8

2

3

18

7

26

Faisali (4)

13

7

5

1

13

5

26

Hussein (6)

13

4

6

3

15

17

18

Sh. Urdun (5)

13

5

2

6

19

17

17

Ahli (7)

13

4

4

5

14

13

16

Ramtha (8)

13

3

7

3

9

10

16

Sarih (10)

13

2

4

7

9

20

10

Sahab (9)

13

1

6

6

9

16

9

That Ras (11)

13

1

4

8

4

17

7

Baqa'a (12)

13

0

5

7

5

22

6

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