Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahli Clinch Dramatic Victory To Reclaim Top Spot
Late-Game Victory Propels Al Ahli to the Top
Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahli Saudi team has once again ascended to the summit of the league standings, securing a thrilling last-minute victory. The team clinched their 11th win in the past 13 matches, defeating 12th-placed Al Ain 1-0 and moving to the top of the log.
Al Hazem Drops Points as Al Ahli Takes the Lead
With 58 points under their belt, Al Ahli now holds a two-point advantage over Al Akhdood. Meanwhile, former league leaders Al Hazem struggled, dropping points after back-to-back draws. The shift in standings showcases Al Ahli’s impressive form and Mosimane’s impact on the team.
Tensions Flare in the Final 20 Minutes
For the majority of the match, significant talking points were scarce. However, the intensity surged after the 70th minute. Abdulbaset Al-Hindi received a red card for Al Ahli in the 71st minute, leaving the team with 10 players. Moments later, Al Ain’s Yassen Hamza and Lahouari Touil were also sent off, making it a 10 vs 9-player match.
Marcao Seals the Deal for Al Ahli
In the 84th minute, Marcao failed to convert a penalty for Mosimane’s side. Nevertheless, he redeemed himself by scoring the match-winning goal in the 89th minute. Despite the tumultuous nature of the game, which included 14 minutes of injury time, Al Ahli ultimately secured all three points.
Promotion in Sight for Mosimane’s Al Ahli
Currently, Al Ahli holds a comfortable 16-point lead over the first non-promotion spot, which is occupied by Al Arabi. With just seven games remaining, Mosimane’s team could secure promotion with as few as three more victories.
Mosimane’s Impressive Track Record at Al Ahli
Since taking the reins at Al Ahli, Pitso Mosimane has led the team to remarkable success. Under his guidance, the team has achieved 14 wins, six draws, and only two defeats. This outstanding record demonstrates Mosimane’s ability to rally his team and navigate the challenges of the league.