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Shield competition kicks off 2021/22 football season

By Aline Bannayan - Feb 22,2021 - Last updated at Feb 22,2021

AMMAN — The 2021 football season kicks off Tuesday with the 34th Jordan Football Association Shield — the first of the 2021 season competitions — which will see titleholders Wihdat play Sahab at Prince Mohammad Stadium in Zarqa.

Jalil and Baqaa have joined the 12 club Professional League (Pro League) and the competition will see the top team from each group advancing to the March 9 semis with the final set for March 13.

Teams were drawn in the following groups: 

Group A: Wihdat , Maan and Sahab.

Group B: Ramtha, Faisali and Baqaa.

Group C: Jazira, Hussein and Shabab Urdun.

Group D: Salt, Jalil and Aqaba.

Looking back at the history of the Shield tournament, Wihdat are a record 10 time winners, Faisali (7), Ramtha (5), Hussein (3), Jazira and Amman and Shabab Urdun twice each, Kufrsoum and Yarmouk once each. Hussein were finalists seven times. Amman, have since scrapped football while Qadissieh were relegated and have since merged with Shabab Urdun.

Last season, Wihdat took home their 17th Pro League title while Jazira finished runner-up, Ramtha third, and Salt fourth ahead of former champs Faisali who settled for fifth. Sarih, who were promoted last year, dropped alongside veterans Ahli after a disappointing season.

Wihdat defeated Ramtha to win the club’s 10th Jordan Football Association Shield while Faisali overcame Jazira to win the club’s record 17th Jordan Super Cup. The Jordan Cup was scrapped from the agenda for the first time since the competition kicked off in 1980.

 

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