Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 25 September 2020

Al Ahli and FUS Rabat to contest newly-launched Emirati-Moroccan Super Cup

The UAE Football Association announced on Saturday that a Super Cup would be played between the champions of the Emirates and Morocco this month.
The Rashid Stadium, home of Al Ahli. Ali Haider / EPA
The Rashid Stadium, home of Al Ahli. Ali Haider / EPA

The UAE Football Association and Moroccan federation have announced they will hold an Emirati-Moroccan Super Cup this month to be contested between Al Ahli and FUS Rabat.

The reigning UAE and Morocco champions will play in a match that the Emirati federation described as serving to “strengthen the cultural and social bonds” between the nations. It is to be held on October 16 at 8pm local time at Al Ahli’s Rashid Stadium.

FUS – Faith Union Sport; they also go by Al Fath Al Ribati in Arabic – finished two points ahead of Wydad Casablanca in last season’s Botola (“Championship”) for their first league title in 70 years of existence.

Ahli meanwhile won their second title in three seasons last year in the Arabian Gulf League, comfortably beating Al Ain to the title by nine points.

Organisers announced the match would be broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports and Dubai Sports TV.

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Updated: October 9, 2016 04:00 AM

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