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Jordan Pro League resumes matches with Wihdat in top spot

By Aline Bannayan - Jul 27,2022 - Last updated at Jul 27,2022

AMMAN  — Leg 2 of the Jordan Pro League kicks off on Thursday with teams heading into Week 12 of the competition after noticeable changes in the last two weeks of competition.

Wihdat are now atop the standings after a good momentum that saw them replace rivals Faisali and Hussein, who dominated the top spot during Leg 1 of the event. Hussein maintained third spot as Shabab Urdun inched closer within the top five followed by newcomers Mugheer Sarhan who earlier upset Jazira to maintain their spot.

Sahab, Aqaba and Salt all maintained a halfway position trough the table, while Ramtha who won the league last year are now at a disappointing 8th. In the last two weeks, Ma’an climbed from last spot to 10th as Jazira, who finished in top five in last few years, are now 11th, while newcomers Sarih dropped are last.

This week, Salt will have the opportunity to improve their position when they face Sarih, as will Ma’an who play Mugheer Sarhan and Ramtha when they face Sahab . In other matches, Shabab Urdun play Hussein, Jazira take on Wihdat and Faisali playa Aqaba.

The biggest surprise so far have been newcomers Mugheer Sarhan, who managed to score satisfactory results and will probably be able to keep their spot in the Pro League, while Jazira scored only one win are should try to move out of the relegation zone.

Ramtha are the defending champs against traditional champs Faisali and Wihdat. In two of the 2022 competitions played so far, Faisali won the season opening 35th Jordan Football Association (JFA) Shield title when they beat Ramtha who in turn upset Jordan Cup holders Faisali 2-0 in the 39th Jordan Super Cup. 

In the 2021 season, Ramtha won the League title for the third time in their history ending a 39 year drought. Newcomers to the Pro League, relatively unknown Jalil, overcame Wihdat to win the 34th JFA Shield; Wihdat beat one-time winners Jazira in the 38th Jordan Super Cup, while Faisali beat Salt to win the Jordan Cup. 

In the league Ramtha were trailed by Wihdat second, Salt third, and Faisali fourth. Hussein, Shabab Urdun, Jazira, were trailed by Ma’an, Aqaba and Sahab who managed to hold on to their spot among the top teams as Baqa’a were relegated in their worst season yet and were accompanied by Jalil. Mugheer Sarhan and Sarih were promoted from the First Division.


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