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Pitso Loses Abu Dhabi Derby 

Pitso Mosimane’s Al Wahda have lost Friday’s Abu Dhabi Derby against Frank De Boer’s Al Jazira, going down 2-1 in the quarter-final first leg of the UAE League Cup.

It was the second derby of the season after Mosimane’s side had beaten their rivals 2-1 in the league two months ago.

In fact, Friday’s win was Al Jazira’s first in the Abu Dhabi Derby after four successive defeats, with Dutch coach Frank De Boer finally on the winning end.

Oumar Traore gave the hosts the opener after 25 minutes, while Ali Mabkhout made it two from the penalty spot after 38 minutes.

Al Wahda pulled one back via Omar Kharbin in the 41st minute, but they weren’t any other goals in the tie in the second half, which was dominated by Al Wahda.

Despite having 11 to three shots, Mosimane’s men were not able to find the equaliser.

They do, however, have a chance to set the record straight when they will host Al Jazira in the second leg of the quarter-final at home.

The latest defeat was Mosimane’s third successive loss with Al Wahda.

David Kappel
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