Al-Ahli relegated for first time in history


Arabian Weekly report

JEDDAH — Al-Ahli was relegated to the first division (Yelo League) for the first time in the history of the Saudi Professional Football League.

Giving an unexpected massive shock to its fans, the 2016 champion were held to a goalless draw with Al-Shabab in the 30th and final round of the matches held at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh on Monday.

It was imperative for the Jeddah club to win to have a chance to stay in the premier league, but a goalless draw put it in the 15th and penultimate place with only 32 points, one point behind the safety zone.

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