Saturday, April 10, 2010

Palestinians Abroad: Keshkesh scores, Jarun and Zatara off the pace for promotion


Ahmed Keshkesh
scored Wehdat's opening goal in their 3-1 AFC Cup win over Omani side Al-Nahda. Abdelatif Bahdari also played in this game, marshaling the defence for the full 90'. Wehdat now have 6 points from 4 games with two critical encounters against joint leaders Al-Rayyan of Qatar (Away, April 21st) and Al-Riffa of Bahrain (Home, April 28th). The other Palestinian International in this tournament- Fadi Lafi- started in Shabab Al-Ordon's 3-1 dismantling of Omani side Saham but could not add to his one-goal tally. Shabab Al-Ordon can clinch a win on Matchday 5 if they beat Al-Ahli San'a.

Over in Europe.... Imad Zatara came on as a sub in the 61st minute but could not prevent Nîmes from losing 0-1 to Clermont. The result leaves Les Crocs in sixth place 4 points behind FC Metz for the final promotion place with the daunting task of playing league leaders Caen next week.

Omar Jarun was once again in Pogon Szczecin starting line-up as they managed a 1-1 draw to Ruch Chorzow. The Result saw the team tumble down to sixth in the standings on 37 points six points back of Lodz for the final promotion place

And in South America... CD Palestino is embroiled in yet another fight for their Primera lives. They moved from the foot of the table up one place to 17th after beating O'Higgins in Gustavo Benítez's first game in charge. On Sunday, Palestino take on eternal rivals Colo-Colo.