3/15/2017 8:04:01 AM

Markhiya Qatargas League champions

Markhiya Qatargas League champions

MARKHIYA Sports Club emerged as the Qatargas League (Second Division) champions with a match to spare, thus winning promotion to the premier division next season.

It would be the club’s second spell in the Qatar Stars League (QSL) after the 2002-03 season.

In a crucial match last week, Markhiya held former champions Qatar Sports Club goalless, thus increasing their tally to 46 and taking an unassailable four-point lead at the top.

Qatar SC, assured of a second-place finish after drawing five clear of third-placed Mesaimeer, will now play off with the QSL’s 11th-place finishers as they look to get back to the top flight.

Three more rounds are to be played in the QSL, which will resume on April 1. 

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