2007–08 Omani League

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Omani League
Season 2007-08
Champions Al-Oruba
Relegated Al-Wahda
Oman
Bahla
AFC Cup Al-Oruba
Matches played 132
Goals scored 305 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorer Brazil Aoerson D'Costa (9 goals)
Biggest home win Al-Oruba 4-0 Al-Seeb
(4 April 2008)
Biggest away win Al-Wahda 0-3 Al-Seeb
(6 December 2007)
Bahla 1-4 Dhofar
(3 January 2008)
Muscat 1-4 Al-Oruba
(27 March 2008)
Al-Tali'aa 1-4 Dhofar
(24 April 2008)
Highest scoring Al-Seeb 5-2 Bahla
(2 May 2008)
Al-Nahda 3-4 Al-Wahda
(8 May 2008)
Sur 5-2 Muscat
(9 May 2008)
Oman 4-3 Bahla
(14 March 2008)
Longest winning run (4 games)
Al-Khaboura
Longest unbeaten run (13 games)
Al-Oruba
Longest losing run (8 games)
Bahla

The 2007–08 Omani League was the 32nd edition of the top football league in Oman.[1] It began on 7 November 2007 and finished on 9 May 2008. Al-Nahda Club were the defending champions, having won the previous 2006–07 Omani League season. On Thursday, 8 May 2008, Al-Oruba SC won 4-2 away in their final league match against Oman Club and emerged as the champions of the 2007–08 Omani League with a total of 45 points.

Teams[edit]

This season the league had 12 teams. Mjees SC and Al-Salam SC were relegated to the Second Division League after finishing in the relegation zone in the 2006-07 season. The two relegated teams were replaced by Second Division League teams Oman Club and Al-Wahda SC.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Khaboura Al-Khaboura Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Al-Nahda Al-Buraimi Nizwa Sports Complex 10,000
Al-Nasr Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Al-Oruba Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000
Al-Seeb Seeb Seeb Stadium 14,000
Bahla Bahla Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Tali'aa Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000
Dhofar Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Muscat Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Oman Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Al-Wahda
Sur Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000

League table[edit]

As of 9 May 2008
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Oruba (C) 22 13 6 3 36 16 +20 45 2009 AFC Cup group stage
2 Dhofar 22 10 8 4 32 16 +16 38
3 Al-Khaboura 22 9 7 6 29 2 +27 34
4 Al-Seeb 22 8 9 5 25 20 +5 33
5 Al-Nasr 22 8 9 5 19 19 0 33 2007 Gulf Club Champions Cup Group stage
6 Sur 22 7 10 5 28 23 +5 31
7 Al-Nahda 22 7 7 8 20 20 0 28
8 Muscat 22 7 6 9 18 27 −9 27 2007 Gulf Club Champions Cup Group stage
9 Al Tali'aa 22 7 5 10 23 26 −3 26
10 Al-Wahda (R) 22 6 7 9 25 34 −9 25 Relegation Playoff
11 Oman (R) 22 5 6 11 27 39 −12 21 Relegation to 2008–09 Oman First Division League
12 Bahla (R) 22 3 4 15 23 45 −22 13

Updated to games played on 9 May 2008.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

As of 9 May 2008
Home \ Away[1] ALK ALNH ALN ALO ALS BAH ALT DHO MCT OMA WAH SUR
Al-Khaboura 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–2
Al-Nahda 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–4 1–1
Al-Nasr 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0
Al-Oruba 1–1 4–1 0–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 4–2 1–0 0–0
Al-Seeb 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 5–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Bahla 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 3–1 2–3 1–2
Al-Tali'aa 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–2
Dhofar 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–0 2–0
Muscat 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1
Oman 1–2 2–1 4–1 2–4 1–1 4–3 3–2 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–4
Al-Wahda 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1
Sur 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 0–0 5–2 2–0 2–1

Source: [2]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2008

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Brazil Aoerson D'Costa Al-Oruba 9
2 Oman Hani Al-Dhabit Dhofar 8
3 Oman Hussain Al-Hadhri Dhofar 6
4 Oman Adel Muscat 5
Brazil Marsiel Al-Khaboura
6 Oman Haitham Masaoud Al-Oruba 4
Oman Mohammed Taqi Al-Lawati Muscat
Oman Issa Al-Balushi Al-Seeb
Oman Osama Hadid Al-Tali'aa
Oman Mohammed Al-Taib Al-Khaboura

Media coverage[edit]

Oman Mobile League Media Coverage
Country Television Channel Matches
 Oman Oman TV2 3 Matches per round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ELITE LEAGUE". soccerway.com. 

External links[edit]