Gulf Cup win for Oman in Style 6-5

Omans Gulf Cup – A gripping match – and yes, the best side did win

Phew – what a gripping Gulf Cup match – Oman had a good first half but weren’t able to finish their goal attempts; through to the second half and still no score, nail biting indeed. On to extra time, first 15mins, nothing, second 15 still nothing – and on to penalties. 5 goals each, and then – the Saudi missed and Oman’s Mohammed Al-Noobi got into the net – a win ; and in MHO a well deserved win. Just after the match – its a holiday on Sunday was announced.

Oman Gulf Cup Champions
Oman Gulf Cup Champions

On to the Corniche and a memorable sight of so many delirious people, so happy that after over 30 years and being in 3 finals Oman has the Gulf Cup.

Poor team though – they have another International on Monday; we passed their bus going back to Al Bustan at 01.30am – a long day and I bet a sleepless night.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman