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Teams battle for positions as league nears end

By Aline Bannayan - Apr 11,2019 - Last updated at Apr 11,2019

AMMAN — Faisali aim to keep their recently regained lead atop the Jordan Professional Football League when Week 19 kicks off on Thursday.

Like the past two season, leading team Jazira lost their top spot after there were held 0-0 by Salt as Faisali scored a big 4-0 win over Shabab Urdun, who remained third for now. Wihdat are fourth after they beat Baqa’a 3-2 and next face Jazira in a deciding match that will affect the final standings and chances for the title.

Sarih moved out of the relegation zone after beating Ahli 1-0. The latter have a postponed match against Wihdat. Aqaba beat Ramtha 2-1 and pushed them to the relegation zone as Hussein consolidated their position and put That Ras in a difficult last sport after a 3-1 win

The upcoming week’s matches include Sarih against Baqaa, Salt versus Aqaba, Ramtha taking on That Ras, Shabab Urdun versus Ahli and Hussein taking on Faisali. All matches will have a direct impact on leading positions and the relegation zone.

The 2018/19 football season kicked off with league champs Wihdat beating Jordan Cup champs Jazira in the 36th Jordan Super Cup. 

Last season, Wihdat won the league for a record 16th time. Jazira lost two competition finals conceding the 35th Jordan Super Cup to Faisali and the Jordan Football Association Shield final to Wihdat. Jazira finished runner-up in the league, but made club history by winning the 38th Jordan Cup final after their last win of the Jordan Cup in 1984. 

Since the league kicked off in 1944, Faisali are record 33-time winners.

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