Al Shorta claim Iraqi Premier League title
Baghdad: Al Shorta were confirmed as winners of the 2018/19 Iraqi Premier League title at the weekend despite losing 1-0 away at Al Minaa.
The loss was to matter little for Nebojša Jovović’s charges, as defeat for second-placed Air Force Club left Al Shorta with an unassailable eight-point lead at the top of the table with two matches still to play.
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With star striker Alaa Abdul Zahra to the fore throughout, Al Shorta’s impressive campaign saw them claim the club’s fourth top-flight title.
The success also guarantees Al Shorta a place in next season’s AFC Champions League group stage, a competition the Baghdad-based outfit have not appeared in since being beaten 1-0 by Kuwait SC in the 2014 play-offs.
Photo: Al Shorta SC
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