x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Pro League round-up: Ajman hammer Kalba to claim first win

A Boris Kabl hat-trick helped fire Ajman to their first Pro League win over struggling Kalba, while Al Dhafra and Al Shabab shared the points.

Al Dhafra 1 Al Shabab 1
Al Dhafra Diop 35' Al Shabab Henrique 62'

Al Dhafra continued to impress with a 1-1 home draw with Al Shabab. Makhete Diop headed a cross from Reda Abdulhadi for a 34th-minute lead for the home side.

Luiz Henrique headed a cross from Ciel for the equaliser just after the hour mark.

Shabab pressed hard for the winner but were denied by outstanding work from Abdulbasit Mohammed, the Dhafra goalkeeper.

He stopped two close-range efforts from Azizbek Haydarov and Edgar Bruno.

 

Ajman 6 Kalba 1
Ajman: Basheer 3', Kabi 32', 52, 60', Sy 58', 73' Kalba: Daoudi 16'

Ajman grabbed their first Pro League victory with an impressive second half, netting four goals in a 6-1 demolition of Kalba.

Saleh Basheer gave Ajman a third-minute lead but that was cancelled by Nabil Daoudi in the 16th minute only for Boris Kabi, above, to regain the lead past the half hour.

Kabi returned after the break to complete the hat-trick and Founeke Sy joined the party with a pair of goals.

Kalba have been outscored 27-3 thus far.