Sharjah, Shabab Al Ahli, Al Wasl and Al Ain to the Golden Square of the Hand Cup
The defending champion Sharjah team narrowly escaped the trap of its rival Maliha, after it succeeded in overturning its three-goal deficit at the end of the first half, to win (27-24), today, at Al Nasr Hall in the preliminary round of the President's Cup, a tournament that is considered the conclusion of the current season's competitions.
The preliminary round witnessed Shabab Al Ahli defeating Al Jazira (27-21) at Al Ain Hall, Al Ain achieving a deserved victory over Al Nasr (33-25) in a match hosted by Al Jazira Hall, and Al Wasl achieved the biggest result by defeating Dibba Al Hisn by nine goals and a score of (34-25) in a match held at Maliha Hall.
Sharjah hit a difficult date with Al Ain on the 20th of this month in the first semi-final confrontation, and on the same day Shabab Al Ahli will meet its neighbor Al Wasl in the second match of the Golden Square. Mleiha took the lead in the first half (12-9) but Sharjah came back and equalized the score three minutes before the end of the match (24-24), then won (27-24).
In turn, Shabab Al Ahli won in the first half against Al Jazira (15-11), then widened the difference in the second and clinched the title in their favor (27-21), as well as Al Ain, who won the first against Al Nasr (17-12), before winning the match (33-25). Al Wasl took a comfortable lead in the first half over Dibba Al Hisn (18-12), then extended the lead in the second and won (34-25).