Fanja kicks off OPL season with a win

Fanja players ahead of their game against Jalan on Saturday

Defending champion Fanja kicked off the new Omantel Professional League (OPL) season with a easy 3-1 win over Jalan at the Sur Sports Complex on Saturday. 

In the other two games played on the opening match day of the 2016-2017 season, former champion and hosts Dhofar edged past Muscat 2-1 at the Salalah Sports Complex while Oman Club, making its return to the topflight league, shocked Al Suwaiq 1-0 at the Sohar Sports Complex.

His Majesty Cup winner Saham, which won the Super Cup recently, was involved in a late Saturday game against Sohar in a Batinah derby at the Sohar Sports Complex.

On Sunday, Al Khabourah takes on Al Nahda at the Sohar Sports Complex and debutant Al Rustaq will meet former champion Al Arouba at Seeb Sports Stadium. Salalah giant Al Nasr hosts Al Shabab in the other game on Sunday.

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