Al Ain succeeded in securing the title of the current season of the UAE Football League, after it swept its guest Al Jazira with five goals without a response on Wednesday, in the 23rd stage of the competition.
Al Ain raised its score to 58 points, moving away from the points difference with second-placed Sharjah to ten points, three stages before the end of the competition. On the other hand, Al Jazeera’s balance froze at 45 points in fourth place.
Al Ain won the league title for the 14th time in its history, and for the first time since the 2017-2018 season, it is the team that has won the most titles in the competition in history, followed by Al Wasl with seven titles.
Al Ain owes the great victory to its striker Kodjo Lapa, who scored four goals against Al Jazira, giving his team a big victory over the defending champion last season.
Kodjo Lapa scored his goals in the 15th, 36th, 50th and 71st minutes, while his colleague Caio added the fifth goal in the 85th minute.
The match witnessed the exit of Abdullah Diaby, Al-Jazira player, in the third minute of the calculated time instead of lost for the second half, after receiving the second yellow card.