Kuwait SC was crowned champion of the Amir Cup in football last season 2020-2021, for the fifteenth time in its history, after its victory in the final over Al-Qadisiyah 1-0 on Tuesday at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, depriving its rival of the record number of titles, which it shares with Alarabi (16).
The Congolese Thiomersi Mbokani scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute.
This edition was launched on September 10, after the local federation decided to move its competitions from their previous date in June due to the congestion of the team’s participation program, which was running the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 2023 Asian Cup in China, and the Arab Cup qualifiers. 2021.
Tuesday’s match was the ninth between the two rivals in the final of what is known as the “most valuable cups” after they shared the victory in the past eight meetings by 4 each.
And each of the two teams played 3 matches before reaching the title match. Kuwait beat Al Sahel 1-0, and Khaitan 2-0, before beating Kazma 2-1 in the semi-finals.
As for Al-Qadisiyah, the match began with a 1-0 victory over Al-Tadamon after an extension, then it overtook Burgan 2-0, before eliminating its rival Al-Arabi with a goal.
In the league championship, the two teams stand at the same distance, as they share the second place, a point behind the leaders Kazma, after five stages have passed since the start of the season.
The match witnessed a Maghreb confrontation between Tunisian coaches Nabil Maaloul and Algerian Khaireddine Mudawi. The first came out victorious, as he did earlier this month when he and his team won 3-0 in the third stage of the local league.