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Oqaban dropped despite winning

16 Sep, 2016

The 11th group stage match of Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) 2016 at the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) stadium played by Simorgh Alborz against Oqaban Hindukosh. This game was a lively-exhilarating competition ending 1-2 in favor of Oqaban Hindukosh. 

Both teams tried their best to make an impression at the early moments, conducting well-planned attacks and counter-attacks. However, Oqaban was wiser to convert an opportunity to a goal and set the tone in their favor. On 15 minutes, Mujebullah Faizi netted the opening. 

The first-half continued with no change in the result, 1-0 in favor of Oqaban. 

Simorgh initially started the second half with more intent, but soon reverted back to the adopted approach in the opening 45 minutes. After doubling its strikes, Fayaz Azizi secured the equalizer on 52 minutes, dragging back its team on the loop. 

This was not the end of story. Oqaban seemed eager to prevent group stage elimination; therefore, it took advantage of a counter-strike and put the ball in its opponent net for the second time. Samim Noori, the midfielder, locked the result to 2-1 on 84 minutes. Efforts taken to go for the third goal, yet not come true. 

Despite of Oqaban triumph over Simorgh, Oqaban will not play in the RAPL 2016 semi-finals as of lucking points. However, Simorgh could secure a spot in the semi-finals. 

Oqaban should have netted at least three goals to pave the path for the next level. 

Relying on game statistics, Oqaban Hindukosh possessed 55% where its rival owned 45%. 

The match is available on the RAPL YouTube page (www.youtube.com/afghanpremierleague). More information about RAPL 2016 events can be found on (www.afghanpremierleague.com). 


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