Arouba begins title defence at Salalah

Sheikh Shabib al Hosni

Al Arouba, the defending OPL champion, will begin its title defence with an away game as it takes on hosts Salalah at the Saada Sports Complex on August 20, a day after the 2015-16 OPL begins.

The OPL will kick off on August 19 with three games.

Al Nahda will host Al Musannah in the league-opener at the Buraimi Sports Complex; last season's No 4 Fanja will meet promoted Muscat Club at the Seeb Sports Stadium; and defending No 3 finisher Al Nasr will play host to Al Suwaiq in Salalah.

In other games scheduled on August 20, Saham takes on Al Khabourah at the Sohar Sports Complex followed by a game between Sur and Sohar at the same venue.

In addition Al Shabab locks horns with Dhofar at the Seeb Sports Stadium.

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