HM's Cup Football Championship: Arouba faces Suwaiq in round-of-16 clash

Sheikh Shabib al Hosni (left) and Saleh al Farsi at the draw on Monday

Defending champion Al Arouba will take on Al Suwaiq in their round-of-16 knockout clash as the draw for the His Majesty's Cup Football Championship was carried out by the Oman Football Association (OFA) on Monday. 

The match will be played at the Sohar Sports Complex on January 13, starting at 8pm. In other match-ups, nine-time champion Fanja has been drawn against Oman, while eight-time champion Dhofar will face Al Nasr in a much-anticipated Salalah derby.

All the pre-quarterfinal clashes will be played over January 13-14.

The other round-of-16 pairings feature Salalah vs Al Wahda, Muscat vs Sohar, Al Shabab vs Saham, Al Khabourah vs Nizwa and Rustaq vs Mirbat.

Monday's draw was conducted by Sheikh Shabib al Hosni, the CEO of the OPL, and Saleh al Farsi, the OFA vicechairman and the chief of the competitions committee, in the presence of other OFA officials and representatives of the clubs that are taking part in the HM's Cup knockout round.

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