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Wihdat face Ramtha in battle for the lead

By Aline Bannayan - Feb 21,2018 - Last updated at Feb 21,2018

AMMAN — Wihdat have a chance to take their lead further when they face Ramtha on Friday in the highlight of Week 16 matches kicking off over the weekend.

The match will be held without fans following fan violence in their 2-2 draw with Faisali. Minimal fines by the Jordan Football Association (JFA) and the one match fan ban were deemed too little as a way to stop deteriorating sporting

 spirit, violence and damage of public property at stadia.

Wihdat beat Hussein 1-0 last week and took the lead, as Ramtha stumbl

ed to a 0-0 draw with Jazira who remained third and next play Baqa’a who beat Yarmouk 1-0.

Faisali beat Shabab Urdun 1-0 and stayed 4th ahead of their match against That Ras, which will also be held without fans. Manshieh beat That Ras 1-0 and next play Aqaba.

Shabab Urdun are fifth and next play Hussein while Ahli who beat Aqaba 2-1 to stay 

6th ahead of their match against Yarmouk who are in last place.

So far this season, reigning league and Jordan Cup champs Faisali beat Jazira to win the 35th Jordan Super Cup. Wihdat beat Jazira to win the JFA Shield. In the Jordan Cup, Jazira ousted Faisali while Shabab Urdun eliminated Wihdat to reach the final.

Last season, Faisali won their 33rd league title after a four year break and combined it with the Jordan Cup. Ahli beat reigning league champs Wihdat to win the Super Cup, Shabab Urdun beat Faisali to win their second Shield title after the first won in 2007. Sarih and Sahab were relegated and replaced by Aqaba and Yarmouk from the First Division.

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