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Jordan Cup quarters kick off

By Aline Bannayan - May 13,2019 - Last updated at May 13,2019

AMMAN — The Jordan Cup quarter-finals kick off on Tuesday with First and Second Division teams aiming to advance and have a shot at the title of the third competition on the season calendar.

Following the end of the Jordan Professional Football League, clubs are now gearing up for the final event of the season. 

The highest profile matches in Leg 1 of the quarters concluding Friday are Faisali taking on Aqaba and Wihdat versus Ahli, while other matches include Karmel against Um Qutain and Ramtha up against Manshieh. 

The Round of 16 now included 10 Professional League teams, four First Division teams and two Second Division teams. Ahli ousted Jazira, Wihdat eliminated Yarmouk, Ramtha ousted Baqaa, Shabab Urdun eliminated Manshieh, while Faisali ousted Khaldieh, Karmel eliminated Salt, Aqaba ousted Bal’ama and Sarih beat Qutain. 

Professional League teams Hussein and That Ras were eliminated by Second Division teams Khaldieh and Um Qutain in the knockout Round 1 which included 32 teams. 

Since the Cup started in 1980, there have been 37 editions with Faisali being record 19-time champions, while Wihdat won 10 times, Jazira, Ramtha and Shabab Urdun twice each, and Arabi, That Ras and Ahli once each.

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