MUSCAT, MAY 1
The competition for the Omantel League title is reaching its climax, with only four rounds left in the season. Al Nahda Club are currently the front-runner and the closest to achieving the title, with only four points separating them from Al Suwaiq Club, who are in second place with 45 points.
Al Seeb Club follow in third place with 41 points, while Al Rustaq Club are in fourth place with 39 points.
The upcoming Round 23 will shed light on the standings, as the number of clubs vying for the title may reduce to three or two clubs, depending on the outcome of matches featuring Al Rustaq, Al Seeb and others.
Meanwhile, five clubs face the possibility of being relegated to the First Division League. Al Nasr Club appear to be the safest and need only one point from the next four rounds. Sur Club, on the other hand, are among the threatened clubs and must perform well to remain in the Omantel League while Al Ittihad, Al Bashayer and Al Orouba clubs face relegation nominations.
Dhofar, Oman Club, Bahla, Sohar and Al Musannah have secured their place in the league for next season and have lost hope of competing for the league title. Their upcoming matches will serve to determine positions from second to eleventh place.
The 23rd round of the Omantel League will take place from May 1 to 3, with matches expected to witness changes in the standings table. On May 1, Al Ittihad will face off against Al Seeb at Al Seeb Stadium, while Al Bashayer will take on Al Nahda at the Nizwa Complex and Al Musannah meet Sohar at Al Rustaq Complex.
On May 2, Sur will play Al Rustaq at the Al Rustaq Complex and Al Nasr will face Dhofar in a derby at Al Saada Complex.
The round will conclude on May 3 with Al Suwaiq taking on Oman Club at the Al Rustaq Stadium, while Al Orouba will meet Bahla at the Sur Complex.