Al Seeb, Mirbat, Al Salam battle for OPL promotion


Jaber Al Ajmi –
Muscat, april 26 –
Al Seeb, Mirbat and Al Salam battle to accompany Al Mudhaibi to Omantel Professional League (OPL) as they play the last round of the First Division League today.
It is a thrilling final day of complicated calculations in Oman First Division League.
Al Seeb clash with Mirbat, Al Salam host Musannah, while the newly promoted Al Mudhaibi will look for the title as they face Nizwa at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. All the fixtures will be played in one time at 16:30.
At Seeb Stadium, Al Seeb Club (14 points) will be supported by their loyal fans to back to OPL after two seasons as they have two chances (win or draw) against the contenders Mirbat (12 points). While Mirbat’s promotion will require a victory over Al Seeb and wait for the score of (Al Salam vs Musannah).
Last week, Al Seeb thrashed strugglers Musannah 4-0 while Mirbat revived their hopes when they edged Nizwa 2-1. The first leg between them ended 1-1 in week five.
Al Salam (12 points), who came back with an important point from Al Mudhaibi last week will be in an open way looking to beat Musannah, but will have to wait for (Al Seeb and Mirbat) game to secure promotion. If Al Salam win and Mirbat beat Al Seeb, the second promotion card will go for Al Salam as they are better in head-to-head games.
At Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Al Mudhaibi will have a great chance to win the title when they meet Nizwa. Last week, Al Mudhaibi made the history when they were promoted for the first time to Omantel Professional League as they earned one point against Al Salam. Al Mudhaibi need only a victory to be crowned officially. If Al Mudhaibi lose or draw, they may lose the title for Al Seeb in case the latter win.
The third place, which will be confined between Al Seeb, Mirbat and Al Salam, will play the play-off promotions with the 12th placed of OPL.