2002–03 Omani League

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Omani League
Season 2002-03
Champions Dhofar
Relegated Nizwa
Sidab
Al-Salam
Al-Ahli
AFC Cup Dhofar
Matches played 182
Goals scored 553 (3.04 per match)

The 2002–03 Omani League was the 27th edition of the top football league in Oman. Al-Oruba SC were the defending champions, having won the previous 2001–02 Omani League season. Dhofar S.C.S.C. emerged as the champions of the 2002–03 Omani League with a total of 65 points.

Teams[edit]

This season the league had increased from 10 to 14 teams. There was no relegation in the 2001-02 season. Second Division League teams Ruwi Club, Saham SC, Al-Salam SC and Nizwa Club were promoted to the 2002-03 season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Khaboura Al-Khaboura Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
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
Al-Ahli Sidab Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex 39,000
Sidab Sidab Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex 39,000
Al-Suwaiq Al-Suwaiq Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Nizwa Nizwa Nizwa Sports Complex 10,000
Dhofar Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Ruwi 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-Salam Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Saham Saham Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sur Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dhofar (C) 26 21 2 3 59 17 +42 65 2004 AFC Cup group stage
2 Ruwi 26 20 3 3 52 15 +37 63
3 Al-Nasr 26 17 4 5 53 28 +25 55
4 Saham 26 13 3 10 39 36 +3 42
5 Al-Oruba 26 9 9 8 47 38 +9 36
6 Al-Khaboura 26 11 3 12 31 33 −2 36
7 Al-Suwaiq 26 11 2 13 28 38 −10 35
8 Al-Seeb 26 9 7 10 33 31 +2 34
9 Oman 26 9 6 11 41 35 +6 33
10 Sur 26 9 3 14 30 37 −7 30 Relegation Playoff
11 Nizwa (R) 26 8 4 14 47 53 −6 28 Relegation to 2004–05 Oman First Division League
12 Sidab (R) 26 7 2 17 38 55 −17 23
13 Al-Salam (R) 26 5 6 15 33 77 −44 21
14 Al-Ahli (R) 26 4 4 18 22 60 −38 16

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Nizwa was formed after merge of Nizwa and Barkat Al-Muz and Al-Salam was formed after merge of Shinas and Liwa
(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.

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