Océano Club de Kerkennah

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OC Kerkennah
OC Kerkennah.png
Full name Océano Club de Kerkennah
Nickname(s) El Mouhit / Nadi El Jazira
Founded 1963
Ground Stade Farhat-Hached de Remla (Kerkennah)
Chairman Flag of Tunisia.svg Mohamed Hadji
Manager Flag of Tunisia.svg Zouhir Arous and Adel Larguech
League Ligue 3
2015–16 3rd

Océano Club de Kerkennah (Arabic: نادي محيط قرقنة‎‎, often referred to as OCK or mainly Arabic: El-Mouhit‎‎) is a Tunisian football team from the archipelago of Kerkennah. The club was founded in 1963. They play in blue and white colors.

OCK also has small volleyball, kung-fu, judo and swimming sections, and formerly had handball, basketball and pétanque sections.

History[edit]

On October 1964 OCK played for the first time in the third division. They were successful and placed first at the end of the season, going undefeated with 7 wins, one draw and no losses. But in the final playoff match for promotion to the Second Division OCK were defeated by Club Olympique de Médenine.

In 1969 a handball and a pétanque section were founded. These sections of the sports club are now defunct.

After five years in the Regional League III (region of Sfax), where they won the regional championship each time but failed the playoffs, the club eventually joined the second division in 1970 to spend nine years before joining the elite in the 1978–79 season. OCK spent 13 seasons in the first division (professional level). Known for their ultra-defensive playing style, they clung on for five years but eventually were relegated. During the 1990s, considered by many to be the glory years of the club, OCK "clung like an octopus"[citation needed] (as said by other first division clubs).

In the 1990–91 season, OCK was promoted to the first division. In 1991–92, the club had the largest budget in its history and the 6th largest of all first division clubs, after Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Club Africain, Étoile Sportive du Sahel, Club Sportif Sfaxien and Stade Tunisien with 645 000 00 Tunisian Dinar.

A year later, they came back with a new style that often led them to great success. After mixed fortunes, the club were relegated from the first division for the last time in 1997 to the second division. After two seasons (1997–98 and 1998–99) in the second division, they were relegated again. Since the 1999–2000 season OCK have played in the third division, where they been fighting for survival for a number of years. With constant coach changes, the club has struggled to achieve the consistency required for promotion back to League division II.

In the 2009–10 season, OCK was very close to going back to Tunisian League division II halfway through the season. But after a bad second half of the season, they after a good first half of the season. But after a bad second half, they finished only 6th in the division III table. This season was the first season after their comeback last season in which OCK played entirely at the Farhat Hached Stadium in Remla, Kerkennah.

Strip[edit]

Stadiums in Sfax[edit]

OCK has played in the City El Habib Stadium in recent years, and occasionally also plays in the 2 Mars Stadium in Sfax.

Important games (against professional teams) are played in the Stade Taïeb Mhiri of Sfax.

Stadium Farhat Hached in Kerkennah[edit]

In 2001–02, OCK played its first season at Farhat Hached Stadium in Remla, Kerkennah. But after many security problems, the team had to stop playing there and went back to the stadiums of Sfax.

During the 2008–09 season, OCK moved back to the modernised Farhat Hached Stadium. The stadium was modernised with a new security force, new third generation grass, new floodlights and new player banks. The inauguration game of the new stadium on 15 March 2009 was won by OCK against Club Olympique de Médenine, 2–1.

Before OCK played in Farhat Hached Stadium, it was mainly used by the second football team of Kerkennah, Kerkennah Sports (KS).

Supporters[edit]

L`Association Supporters OCK was the first supporter group of OCK. This group founded in the 1990s, when OCK was enjoying its greatest success, participating in Ligue 1.

Also, the traditional Kerkennien folklore group often supports the team with tbal and Zokra.

Achievements[edit]

It is at the amateur levels of Tunisian football that OCK have obtained their greatest achievements:

1990–91
Winner of (South Pole) : 1977–78, 1984–85, 1995–96
  • League cup of Amateurs: (2)
2004–05[Note 1] 2005–06[Note 2]
Semi-Finalist – 2006–07[Note 3]
1991–92
1990–91
  • Espoirs Cup (U 21): 1
1987–88
  • Cadets A Cup: 1
1995–96

Tunisian Presidents Cup[edit]

  • Semi-Finals: 1
1991–92 – OCK 0–1 Stade Tunisien
  • Quarter-Finals: 5
1982–83 – Stade Tunisien 3–0 OCK
1989–90 – Stade Tunisien 1–0 OCK
1991–92 – OCK 1–0 Club Athlétique Bizertin
2005–06 – OCK 0–1 Club Africain
2006–07 – OCK 2–3 (aet) Club Athlétique Bizertin
  • Second round: 1
2004–05 OCK 0–2 Club Athlétique Bizertin

Championship of Tunisia[edit]

Season Years Final Standing Points Top Goal Scorer Movement
1 1978–79 11 49 Mohamed Jemal (3)
2 1979–80 9 49 Khaled Msakni (5)
3 1980–81 12 45 Khaled Msakni (10)
4 1981–82 12 49 Khaled Msakni (6)
5 1982–83 13 44 onze joueurs (1) Relegated to the 2nd Division
6 1985–86 12 50 Ezzeddine Hadj Sassi (7)
7 1986–87 12 52 Ezzeddine Hadj Sassi (11) Relegated to the 2nd Division
8 1988–89 14 39 Ezzeddine Hadj Sassi et Imed Trabelsi (3) Relegated to the 2nd Division
9 1991–92 7 59 Amor Ben Tahar (14)
10 1992–93 6 24 Amor Ben Tahar (13)
11 1993–94 10 21 Amor Ben Tahar (12)
12 1994–95 13 18 Amor Ben Tahar (7) Relegated to the 2nd Division
13 1996–97 13 14 Mourad Ouni (4) Relegated to the 2nd Division

OCK has played on many occasions against the largest and most important teams in Tunisian football. Their playing record against these teams is as follows:

Club Games Wins Losses Draws
AS Kasserine 4 2 1 1
Avenir Sportif de La Marsa 26 5 9 12
Association Mégrine Sportive 2 1 0 1
Club Africain 26 3 18 5
Club Athlétique Bizertin 26 9 16 1
Club Olympique des Transports 12 1 6 5
Club Sportif de Hammam-Lif 22 5 11 6
CS Korba 2 2 0 0
Club Sportif de Menzel Bouzelfa 2 1 1 0
Club Sportif Sfaxien 26 3 13 10
Espérance Sportive de Tunis 26 5 14 7
Espérance Sportive de Zarzis 6 2 1 3
ES Beni-Khalled 2 1 0 1
Étoile Sportive du Sahel 26 4 13 9
Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise 26 6 11 9
El Makarem de Mahdia 2 0 1 1
Olympique Béja 16 4 9 3
Olympique du Kef 10 4 4 2
Sfax Railways Sports 20 2 4 14
Stade Gabèsien 6 2 2 2
Stade Sportif Sfaxien 2 1 0 1
Stade Tunisien 26 7 9 10
Stade Soussien 2 1 1 0
STIA Sousse 2 1 1 0
Union Sportive Monastir 18 6 7 5

Sfax derbies[edit]

All OCK games against Club Sportif Sfaxien, Sfax Railways Sports, Stade Sportif Sfaxien and Club Ahly Sfaxien are considered derbies of the Sfax region. Because Kerkennah is an archipelago of Sfax, there is a big rivalry between these teams. Another major rivalry was between OCK and Club Sportif Sfaxien during the 1990s (the glory years of OCK).

Island derbies[edit]

The games of OCK against Espoir Sportif de Jerba Midoun, AS Djerba (Houmt Souk) and Union Sportive d`Ajim are the only games between two islands in Tunsian football, because the other two smaller islands of Tunisia are not represented by teams in the national football competition.

Kerkennah Derby[edit]

OCK also takes part in the "Kerkennah Derby" against Kerkennah Sports (KS), but mainly on friendly level. There is a good atmosphere between the two clubs and no rivalry.

Squad[edit]

2009–2010[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- Nour Ed Din Ben Ibrahim
- Slah Ed Din Ben Khaled
- Kaies Boukhatem
- Hamdi Boussetta
- Mohammed Ali Farhat
- Mohammed Ali Fékih
- Abd El Ghaffar Ferj Allah
- Mansour Hadhri
- Amine Hammouda
- Mehdi Hamrouni
- Sahbi Hamrouni
No. Position Player
- Mahmoud Hriz
- Ramzi Jerbi
- Mahmoud Meftah
- Bilel Ouersolli
- Abd Es Slam Sammoudi
- Chouïb Tahri
- Semih Testouri
- Achour Triki
- Slim Trabelsi
- Bilel Trabelsi

Former personnel[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  • Rachid Kraiem
  • Abdelmajid Yangui
  • Mohamed Cheour
  • Mohamed Kraiem (1976–80)
  • Ali Attaya (1980–84)
  • Mohamed Jomaa (1984–87)
  • Mokhtar Hmani (1987–89)
  • Abdelmajid Kacem (1989–90)
  • Abdeljelil Arous (1990–92)[Note 4]
  • Jamel Toumi (1992–94)
  • Hamed Sallem (1994–95)
  • Mohamed Larbi (1995–96)
  • Abdeljelil Arous (1996–98)
  • Fethi Arous (1998–00)
  • Mohamed Larbi (2000–03)
  • Mohamed Bayoudhi (2003–04)
  • Mohamed Hmani (2004–05)[Note 5]
  • Ali Cheour (2005–)[Note 6]

Coaches[edit]

  • Mohamed Toumi (1964–66)
  • Mohamed Najjar (1966–67)
  • Mekki Jerbi (1967–70)
  • Noureddine Ben Mahmoud (1970–73)
  • Ahmed Ouannes (1973–75)
  • Mongi Delhoum (1975–79)
  • Moncef Melliti (1979–81)
  • Mongi Delhoum (1981–83)
  • Moncef Melliti (1983–84)
  • Guyrov (1984–85)
  • Ahmed Aleya (1985)
  • Youssef Baathi (1985–86)
  • Rachid Daoud (1986)
  • Hmida Sellam (1986)
  • Moncef Barka (1987)
  • Croatia Rado Radocijik (1987–88)
  • Moncef Melliti (1988)
  • Zoninski (1988–89)
  • Mongi Delhoum (1989–90)
  • Riadh Charfi and Farhat Dahech (1990–92)[Note 7]
  • Farhat Dahech and Youssef Baathi (1992–93)
  • Farhat Dahech and Ahmed Fersi (1993–94)
  • Riadh Charfi (1994)
  • Jamaleddine Bouabsa (1995)
  • Moncef Melliti (1995–96)
  • Jamil Kacem and Youssef Baathi (1996–97)
  • Moncef Melliti (1997)
  • Hédi Kouni (1998)
  • Oussama Melliti (1998)
  • Jamil Kacem (1998)
  • Samir Grayaa (1999)
  • Youssef Baathi (1999)
  • Hassouna Belghith (1999–00)
  • Moncef Melliti (2000)
  • Samir Grayaa (2000–01)
  • Chiheb Ellili (2001–03)[Note 8]
  • Adel Larguech (2003)
  • Samir Grayaa (2004)
  • Jamil Kacem (2004–06)[Note 9]
  • Riadh Charfi (2006)
  • Hamadi Barkia (2007)
  • Fakher Trigui (2007)
  • Nader Werda (2007)
  • Mongi Ketata (2008)
  • Zouhir Arous, Mansour Lerguech. Abdelfatah Leghribi (2008)
  • Zouhir Arous, Mabrouk Kaanich (co-coaches) (2008–)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ OCK won the final 2–1 at the Chedly-Zouiten against Étoile sportive du Fahs, with goals from Amin Ghorbal and Achraf Ben Moussa.
  2. ^ OCK won the final 2–0 at the Chedly-Zouiten stadium against l'Hirondelle sportive de Kalâa Kebira, with goals from Slim Charrad et Rami Bouaziz. Each player received a bonus of 15,000 Tunisian dinars.
  3. ^ OCK lost the semi-final against Union Sportive de Ben Guerdane, at their ground in Ben Guerdane.
  4. ^ He took OCK to the semi-final of the Tunisian Cup in the 1991–92 season, a match OCK lost 0–1 to Stade tunisien. Champion of the amateur division in 1990–91, he went on to become vice-president of the Tunisian Football Federation.
  5. ^ He was president when OCK retained the Amateur League Cup in 2004–05.
  6. ^ He was president when OCK retained the Amateur Leage Cup in 2005–06.
  7. ^ He took OCK to be champions of the amateur division in 1990–91, and to the semi-finals of the Tunisian Cup in 1991–92 (match lost 0–1 to Stade Tunisien).
  8. ^ Previously coach at Espoir sportif de Hammam Sousse, wh he got promoted to League division I in 2006–2007, after getting El Makarem de Mahdia promoted to League division II en 2003–2004.
  9. ^ He was coach when OCK retained the Amateur League Cup in 2004–2005 and 2005–2006.

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