Wehdat face Jazeera today for Super Cup title

In this undated photo, players from Al-Jazeera and will Wehdat are seen fighting for the ball. (Photo: JNews/ Amjad Al-Tawil)
AMMAN — Al-Wehdat and Al-Jazeera will face off today, Sunday, at the Amman International stadium in a bid to bag the 38th Jordan Super Cup.

Winning today’s game would earn Al-Wehdat its 14th Super Cup title since the event’s launch in 1981, while a win for Al-Jazeera would earn the team its second title. اضافة اعلان

Al-Wehdat’s football manager, Mohammad Jamal, told Jordan News: “We are playing this game for a title…there will be no room for compensation so, God willing, we will get through this and make it up to our fans.”  Jamal’s remarks came in reference to Al-Wehdat’s loss of the Jordan Shield Cup to Al-Jalil, last March.

“Al-Jazeera is a major team that is widely respected; and with regard to what is being circulated on social media about Al-Jazeera’s absence and its circumstances, I would like to reaffirm that Al-Jazeera is a large team and will play with those who attend,” Jamal said, noting that it will be a difficult game for both teams.

Commenting on Al-Jazeera’s difficult financial circumstances, the club’s administrative manager, Muhannad Al-Maharmeh, told Jordan News: “It is unfortunate that we always reach championship (playoffs) while circumstances are difficult and unfavorable, so we are hoping to perform well, especially after the end of the football federation’s attachment of the club’s funds.”

Al-Maharmeh added: This match is the new season’s opener. We will hopefully play a match that (lives up) to the standards of both teams. We hope to win despite the circumstances we have gone through…”. He noted that the team’s preparations were lacking following the players’ almost 10-day strike back in March.

Al-Wehdat, is set to jet off to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 AFC Champions League, and will start making their way through the tournament, as part of Group D, with a game against the Saudi Al-Nassr on April 14.

Al-Wehdat will play six games in the Champions league — scheduled between April 14 and April 29 — with matches against Al-Nassr, Qatar’s Al-Sadd, and the winner between UAE’s Al-Ain and Iran’s Foolad clubs.