Baniyas reaches to Round of 16 of the President’s Cup


Baniyas reached to the round of 16 of the President’s Cup after his draw with Khorfakkan with two goals for both teams in the match they played at the Khorfakkan Stadium. The goals of Baniyas were scored by Harry Novillo and Souhail Al Noubi.
Al-Samawi entered the match with the linup of Mohammed Khalaf the goalkeeper,Hassan Al Muharrami, Khaled Alattas, Ahmed Dada and Mubarak Al Mansouri in the line of defense, Faisal Al Khedim, Ahmed Haboush, Haboush Saleh, Harry Novillo in midfield, and Suhail Al Noubi and Saleh Al Menhali in the front line.
In the first half Baniyas dominated the possession of the ball and managed to create many chances on the net. Harry Novillo had his word when he managed to score the first goal for Samawi before the end of the first half in the 42nd minute after the ball rebounded from his mate Saleh Al Menhali to end the first half with a goal towards nothing.
In the second half Baniyas managed to double the score and scored the second goal through Souahil Al Noubi in the 57th minute after a brilliant assist by Saleh Al Manhali. In the last quarter of the game Khorfakkan intensified his attacks, seeking to modify the result and keep his hopes to qualify for the next round where he managed to score two goals and surprising Baniyas by Munther Abu Amara in the 76th minute and the second by Hassan Al-Hayyi in the 82nd minute but did not accompany him to reach to the second round of the cup and to end the game with a positive draw 2-2, which reached Baniyas to the ninth point equal with Khorfakkan but advanced goals difference to qualify to the round of 16 with Kalba who has 12 points to qualify as the leader of the second group.
Baniyas will meet Al Wasl in the round of 16 of the President’s Cup after qualifying for the second group, which will play on December 27th or 28th of 2017.


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