Fahaheel and Salmiya Secure Spots in the Zain Kuwait Premier League Final Stage

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KUWAIT CITY, March 9: Salmiya SC and Fahaheel SC have secured their spots in the competition stage for the title of the Zain Kuwait Football Premier League. In the opening round of the last stage of the tournament, Salmiya SC drew with Kuwait SC, while Fahaheel tied with Jahra, both ending in a 2-2 result.

During the match held at the Kuwait Club Stadium, Salmiya staged a strong comeback by scoring two goals in the last minutes of the game, thanks to their star player Alex Lima. He scored the first goal with a perfect header in the 89th minute and secured the second goal in the 94th minute through a penalty kick. Kuwait were leading with two goals scored by Youssef Nasser in the 49th minute and Bahraini Muhammad Marhoon in the 57th minute, increasing Kuwait’s score to 35. Al-Salmiya clinched a precious point, securing sixth place with 23 points, and earning a spot in the title-clinching stage along with Kuwait, Al-Arabi, Kazma, Qadisiyah, and Fahaheel.

In the match between Jahra and Fahaheel, Al-Jahra missed the chance to qualify despite their draw with Fahaheel. Fahaheel advanced first with two goals from their player Yaqoub Al-Tarawah in the 49th and 58th minutes through a penalty kick. Badr Al-Enezi scored for Al-Jahra in the 63rd minute, and the Brazilian Rodrigo secured the second goal in the 77th minute. Fahaheel Club occupied fifth place with 24 points, while Al-Jahra failed to reach the round of six and join Al-Nasr, Al-Tadamon, and Al-Sahel clubs to play in the round-trip avoidance of relegation. The two teams that will be relegated to the First Division League for the next season will be determined soon.

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