A ninth star for Sharjah or an eighth for Al-Ahly youth... The Emirati Hand Cup is confused!

The President's Cup handball competition, in its 45th edition, will reach the final stage tomorrow, Sunday, when the Sharjah and Al-Ahly teams meet at ten in the evening in the Al-Nasr Club hall in the final match entered by the "King" with the slogan "Full Mark" and the season four after being crowned with the titles "Emirati Super and Shield". The League and the Vice President’s Cup”, while the Dubai Knights seeks to capture the conclusion of the men’s competition season, and to recover the cup that has been absent from the club’s coffers since the 2017-2018 season.


Sharjah is looking forward to preserving the President's Cup for the fourth consecutive season, and adding the ninth star in the championship after being crowned in the seasons (1980-1981, 1985-1986, 1995-1996, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021), while asking Al-Ahly youth equalized the record of Sharjah in the cup, and added the eighth cup in their career in the championship, which began for the first time in the 1977-1978 season, after the “Knights of the Hand” crowned the title seasons (1986-1987, 1989-1990, 1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2011-2012 and 2016- 2017 and 2017-2018).


The two teams enter the cup final, with equal chances, especially that the final matches have their own accounts, but the numbers and statistics give Sharjah the advantage, after the "king" men played 27 matches during their current season, winning 25 of them, compared to a draw with one match, while The only defeat for the "King" in the "Emirati-Bahraini Super" came in the loss to the Bahraini star, by "25-27", in a season that the Sharjah men have always confirmed their attacking power and scoring prowess by scoring 694 goals.


In turn, Al-Ahly youth played 22 matches throughout its season, tasted victory in only 16 of them, and tasted defeat on six occasions, but the language of numbers does justice to the "Dubai Knights" in the President's Cup final, especially on the defensive side, after the nets were satisfied Al-Ahly youth over the course of their matches in the season received 488 goals, while Sharjah received 529 goals.


Both teams rely on the Algerian school of technical leadership, in a confrontation that is considered as open papers, in which Sharjah coach Sufian Haani relies on the Tunisian professional Misbah Al-Sanei, the Algerian Zuhair Naim and the Egyptian Mahmoud Fayez, with a group of international citizen players, led by team goalkeeper Mohamed Ismail, and in front of him Players Mohamed Abdullah, Ahmed Abdullah, Ahmed Hilal and Rahma Ghaleb, who starred with "The King" this season.


On the other hand, coach Oqab relies on the experiences of the French professional, Erwan Manuel, and Assam Al-Fasham, along with a planet of experienced citizen players, including Issa Al-Bannai, Waheed Murad, Marzouk Ahmed and Al-Jaris Abdul Rahman Khamis.

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