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Ahdaaf Cup: Drama on day two of Ramadan tournament

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Day two the Ahdaaf Cup, powered by Nike, saw Santos soar to the top of Group E with a stunning 5-0 win over YNWA, while Marhoom Humaid Aref were also victorious with a convincing 5-2 victory over Panthers FC. There’s still plenty to play for as the league’s top two teams face each other on Friday night, in what’s set to be an absolute thriller.
Tonight sees the second matches for the men’s teams with Group A leaders Falcons taking on Lion, who are without any points having lost their opening fixture to Amazing Boy’s, 3-2. Looking to build on their narrow win, Amazing Boy’s will be up against Jumeira – who are looking to get their first points on the board.
Group B action sees league leaders Fiorentina Dubai, fresh off a 6-0 win against Tayseer, are taking on Angry Birds. The other fixture sees Zol’s United looking for their first points against Tayseer.
About the Ahdaaf Cup
Played on two Nike-branded pitches, in the Al Quoz industrial area, teams will compete against each other in a league table format before progressing onto the knockout stages of the competition. Matches are played in a five-a-side format with sides allowed to register seven players in the squad, who can be used in rotation during the game.
Teams are competing over ten days as they battle it out for the winner’s trophy.
There’s competition for both males and females as 24 men’s teams who will be looking to take home a share of the Dhs 30,000 grand prize. The Nike slogan for the tournament, which is emblazoned around the pitches, says ‘End it with speed, end it with precision’, which is exactly what the teams will have to do as matches are just 30 minutes in length.

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