The 16th round of the ADNOC Professional League championship is witnessing exciting confrontations, which may contribute to shaping the features of the league champion for the current season, with the start of strong confrontations between the leading teams, as the round witnesses two high-caliber summits between Al-Ahly youth leaders and Al-Wehda III, while the defending champion Al-Ain hosts its rival Al-Jazira .
The tour will take place tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, where the first day will witness matches: Al Dhafra with Kalba, Sharjah with Ajman, Al Nasr with Khor Fakkan, then the summit of unity with Shabab Al Ahly at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This match will be directed by Argentine referee Facundo Tello, according to what the Football Association announced yesterday. The second day will witness three matches between Al-Bataeh with Bani Yas, Dibba with Al-Wasl, and the final match with Al-Ain Summit and Al-Jazeera.
Shabab Al-Ahly leads with 32 points, one point ahead of Sharjah II, and two points ahead of Al-Wehda III. One of the strange things in the current season is that seven clubs are competing for the top, as the difference between Ajman the Seventh and Shabab Al-Ahly leaders is six points, with 11 rounds remaining. The task will be difficult for Shabab Al-Ahly to maintain its lead in front of its host Al-Wahda, who is also able to climb to the top in the event of victory, and Sharjah falters. Al-Ahly youth do not want to forfeit any point, especially in front of direct competitors.
The Al-Ain match, which is returning strongly to the competition against Al-Jazira, who lost two points at home to Khorfakkan, will be a difficult dialogue for the two teams, as Al-Ain, which has 28 points, is looking to stay close to the summit, while Al-Jazira does not want any stumbling that may greatly distance it from the competition.
Sharjah’s task will not be easy for Ajman, who has strong performances in the current season, and won the last round with a big score over Al-Nasr, and he had previously won at Sharjah Stadium in a previous season, but the first-round meeting witnessed an exciting victory for Sharjah with difficulty. There will also be a difficult confrontation for Al-Nassr with its guest Khor Fakkan in an attempt to get out of the results crisis, and compensate for the severe loss he suffered against Ajman.
Round 16 matches
* Friday (10 February)
Al Dhafra – Ittihad Kalba 17:30
Sharjah – Ajman 17:30
Victory – Khorfakkan 20:15
Al-Wehda – Shabab Al-Ahly 20:15
* Saturday (11 February)
Al-Bataeh – Bani Yas 17:30
Dibba – Al Wasl 17:30
Al Ain – Al Jazeera 20:15
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