Mosimane’s Ahli gunning for top spot in Saudi first division log

It is all systems go for Pitso Mosimane’s side as they return to league action in their quest to be crowned Saudi Arabia first division champions.

Al Ahli Saudi visit eighth-placed Al-Jabalain on Tuesday night. Kick-off time is at 10pm (South African time).

Should Al Ahli win, they will climb back on top of the log after leaders Al Hazem dropped two crucial points when they shared spoils in a 0-0 draw with Al Riyadh on Monday.

Jabalain will be out for revenge on home turf following their 3-0 thumping in the reverse fixture early this year.

Ahli are currently sitting on position two with 52 points while Hazem have 54 points with eight games to go.

The battle at the top is building up to what could be an exciting end to the league, with the title likely to go down to the wire if both teams win their remaining matches.

Ahli and Hazem lock horns on the last day of league action on May 29.


The mood in Ahli’s camp is surely on a high, as they are on a good run of form after winning four games on a trot.

Also, Mosimane finally got the recognition he deserves when he walked away with the February coach of the month accolade. The announcement was made in March.

It must be said that Mosimane is already exceeding expectations in Saudi Arabia, as the mandate given to him when he started in September was to take the team to top four.

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