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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

HM Cup Round of 32 Draw on Sunday

The Oman Football Association (OFA) announced that the His Majesty’s Football Cup 2021-2022 draw for last 32 will take place in Muscat’s Sheraton Hotel on Monday.


As many as 32 clubs will be in the draw including 14 clubs from Omantel League and 18 clubs from the first division league.


The confirmed clubs in the last 32 draw will include: Defending champion Dhofar, the runner-up Al Suwaiq, Al Nasr, Saham, Al Ittihad, Al Musannah, Sohar, Nizwa, Al Nahdha, Nizwa, Bahla, Seeb, Muscat, Al Rustaq, Al Oruba, Masirah, Samayil, Sur, Jaalan, Fanja, Salalah, Qurayat, Bausher, Ibri, Majees, Ahli Sidab, Al Khabourah, Al Ittifaq, Al Mudhaibi, Al Bashaer, Al Shabab and winner of Al Kamil W’al Wafi and Yanqul game.


Qurayat club recently secured a spot in the last 32 round of the coveted Cup after edging Bidiya 2-1 on Saturday in the qualifiers fixture to round 32.


At Seeb Stadium, the Syrian Mohammed Fadi was the star of the match as he netted the winner for Qurayat in the dying minutes to deliver a crucial triumph for his team. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw after Mohammed Fadi put his team in the lead while Abu Sei scored the equaliser.


In another match, nine times winner Fanja faced difficulty to register victory against Al Wahda in a tough encounter that ended in a 5-4 penalty.


The match finished in a 1-1 draw in the regulation time. Saif al Omairi put Fanja ahead while Dhiyab al Shehi managed to score the equaliser. Fanja’s Bassam al Rawahi missed a penalty in the second half. Al Wahda was very close to register the first surprise but Fanja’s players managed to win in the penalties.


The draw ceremony of the prestigious football championship will be held under the patronage of HH Sayyid Fahar bin Fatik al Said in presence of Shaikh Salim al Wahaibi, OFA Chairman, top dignitaries and representatives of participating clubs.


Dhofar is the title holder as they trashed Suwaiq 5-1 in the concluding game of HM Football Cup 2020-2021 final at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex last March. Khalid al Hajri’s hat-trick and goals from Bekai Lawsen and Yaseen al Siyabi sealed a historic tenth HM Cup crown for Dhofar.


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