FAISALI LEAD ASIAN CUP GROUP
Faisali bounced back from their defeat to arch rivals Wehdat at the weekend to beat Iraq’s Neft Al Wasat 2-1 in the AFC (Asian) Cup on Tuesday).
Second half goals from Yaseen Al Bakheet and Salem Ajaleen did the damage with the Iraqis scoring late in the game.
The win puts them four points clear in their group followed by Lebanon’s Trablous who they play next.
Meanwhile, Al Manaseer Jordanian Pro-league leaders Wehdat lost to Al Ahed in Lebanon 3-2 to dent their chances of qualifying from the group stage.
Wehdat are now second in Group A, three points behind leaders Altyn Asyr of Turkistan who Wehdat will play next on March 15.