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2006-04-20

Algerian football championship final standings remain in suspense

By Nazim Fethi for Magharebia in Algiers – 20/04/06

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With just few days left to the season, the Algerian first-division football championship is still a nail-biter. JS Kabylie's 1-0 home defeat on 13 April to ASO Chlef was the second it suffered in a week after it lost to CR Belouizdad 2-1. The two slips by the leader have helped its closest rival, USM Alger, which is now within two points of the lead with a more favourable remaining schedule.

USM Alger, Algerian champions for the last two seasons, has made no secret of its intention to defend its title to the bitter end. Speculation is rife and the suspense looks set to remain until the very end of the season.

The top of the standings is not the only place that a battle is taking place, however. . Apart from US Biskra, which has lost all hope of staying in the first division, at least six other teams are in danger.

The remaining days of the championship season should see tight skirmishes between these teams, who know that three among them will be relegated to the second division at the end of the season.

Another battle exists to qualify for the African and Arab Champions League, with places will go to the teams finishing from second to fifth, eight teams are still fighting it out for the four places.

The current season is the first time in a decade that the Algerian football championship has seen such tension. Over the last few years, the title has been won well before the end of the championship, usually by a large margin.

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    sefain 2012-11-25

    Love CAB of Batna.

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    فاروق 2010-1-1

    Long live the Algerian squad. I am Farouk from the province of Tlemcen, Nedrouma.

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    hamza 2009-11-5

    Long live Babia! Long live Mouloudia from Eleulma! God willing, we will be the champions. Babia is my love.

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    Anonymous 2009-8-15

    A greeting to all the fans of JSK a veteran Algerian team.

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    yano 2009-8-8

    And what if we are interested in tennis or basketball? OK good, long live Chabab Bougteb and Widad Tigentourine and Itihad Mezmouza.

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    ali 2009-7-9

    Long live ASO Chlef

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    محمد 2009-5-21

    I live and die by Chabab Belouizdad. The cup is for us and death to the enemies! ccccrrrrbbbb.

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    الجراد الأصفر 2009-5-16

    CABBA vs CRB

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    سلامو 2009-3-5

    CABBA my love forever. Long live CABBA, God willing they make us happy this year.

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    مكي إسلام 2009-2-5

    Hilal Rouina in the province of Ain Defla is best team in Algeria. It is supported in this by the team of MC Algiers. The best player in this team belonging to the inter-regional league is Amine Bradia called “pigeon”. Thank you.

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    محب مولودية وهران واد رهيو 2009-1-25

    Salam alikum. I say that MCO is progressing and doing well. Every member in Oued Rhiou supports Oran because it is the best. Everyone viewed who it last Thursday in Rhiou stadium admired it. God willing the Algerian football will improve and become the best. We are waiting for the world cup qualifications. We wish the victory of the Algerian national team and get a place in the World Cup. Amen oh Lord.

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    saber_zeniti 2008-12-5

    Long live Setif to the morning.

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    uwhl 2008-11-29

    The Algerian championship is the best Arab league.

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    عصام هجرسي أهلي البرج دائما وأبدى 2008-11-29

    El Bordj is a greater team than the small Es-Setif.

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    Anonymous 2008-11-29

    El Bordj is capable of taking the championship this year. God willing El Bordj will win the match of JSK and USM Annaba.

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    Farid 2008-10-18

    Babia always strong. Victory was for us in Bejaia. The referee was right. With Belhout, Babia would take the championship.

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    ايمن 2008-10-9

    Long live El Bordj, El Jarad El Asfar, El Bordj God willing.

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    abderahman 2008-10-7

    We don't have a football. Football is there in Italy especially in Milano. Long live AC Milano and long live N.R.B.TOUGOURT.

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    amazigh 2008-9-18

    If we had stadiums like Saudi Arabia or the Arab Emirates, we would be the best in the world and not just in Africa. We need only stadiums or, more importantly, the means. If only we had all of this.

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    عزالدين 2008-9-16

    Dealers have destroyed Espérance Galma (ESG). They have buried its history and filled their pockets with the funds of the team. (Their faces are healthy, what can we with them?) True supporters of the team should take action to remove these rascals and obliterate them once and for all from the sport map. As it is said, if you are shameless, do whatever you want.

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    DJAMEL17 2008-9-12

    Long live Ahli El Borj, yellow locusts. Wherever we go, we create chaos. If we win, we are happy. If we lose, we are patient. But we are still the yellow ghost for ES Setif.

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    ىلاالال 2008-8-4

    There is nothing in Algeria except USMH and JSK. El Harrach don't like Setif.

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    صلاح الدين 2008-6-20

    I am Salah. I love Es-Setif. God willing it will take the championship.

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    احمدالموهاب 2008-6-7

    Long live Chabab Costantine (CSC) and the sons of the black and green forever.

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    ALI OUCHENE 2008-6-5

    Long live MC Saida and their fans! God willing, we will win the Arab Cup!

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    وليد الحمرة 2008-6-1

    Long live the CRB!

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    hassan 2008-6-1

    Hi. Long live CRB. With the will of God we will win the Algerian Cup next year. Long live CRB.

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    دلاوي م 2008-5-28

    Algerian sport, on top of it football which is the soul of young people now needs high spirits or maybe it badly needs to stay away from violence, and this is what we see on the pitches. It is now prone to arrogance and violence. We state for example what happened in Oran. Thank you. I hope that this sport will be uniting the sons of this nation and not separating them or sowing hatred and regionalism. Every team in this nation is a supporter whether it loses or wins.

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    ر ظا 2008-5-22

    Long live Jeunesse Belouazda and Yacine from Belouazdad.

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    حسين 2008-5-19

    Algerian sports have become really sick and the cause is clear because its people were excluded and they were substituted by swindler club presidents who have nothing to do with sports. They are silent with the approval of officials in the country. Now we have become a joke for everyone.

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    عمران محمد 2008-5-7

    In the name of God most gracious most merciful. My choice is Bordj Menail, a veteran school for the Algerian football because it has produced.

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    koukou 2008-5-1

    Long live Jeunesse Batna CAB. They are the champions.

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    محمد 2008-4-29

    Go! Go! Long live the MCA and USMA!

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    عطالله 2008-4-20

    Long live ES, Setif the Arab champions. God willing, their stolen right will be restored.

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    هشام 2008-4-5

    Long live Setif, the soul of Algeria is dear. Comment: victory or death?

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    wabt 2008-4-5

    Long live Mouloudia d’Alger, the patriarch of teams whatever happens. Mouloudia is one of the major African clubs. Long live Widad Tismsilt.

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    BEN007ALI 2008-3-14

    Algeria is the country sports, from which world myth Zine Eddine Zidane emerged. Of course he came from Algeria, the country of sports.

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    yacine mahi 2008-3-11

    Long live Mouloudia Saida and Hamidi is the striker.

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    djamel CAB 2008-3-7

    Long live CAB forever.

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    عبدالخالق 2008-3-2

    Long live Samorai.

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    عبدالخالق 2008-3-2

    Long live Jeuness Blouizdad, Samorai is strong and Talaa is strolling.

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    بناصر علاءالدين 2008-2-9

    I like ES Setif best.

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    رياض 2008-2-8

    The USMA team is the strongest team and deserves the championship, the Cup of the republic and the Arab Cup.

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    مالكي الهيثم 2008-2-1

    Long live Cabatna always number one, inchallah, they will always be on the top.

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    محمد الشلفاوي 2008-1-24

    Sport in Algeria is improving. When Tahraoui equals a cow, its offspring how to tackle the ball. Long live ES-Setif.

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    noooor 2008-1-21

    With all due respect, it's not that JSK doesn't deserve the championship, but it wins with the help of referees. Nour from Maghnia.

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    walid 2008-1-7

    Long live the USMB and Salvador Hanouni! -Bye

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    صالح 2008-1-4

    The Algerian league can become one of the best leagues in the Arab World if it finds good organization.

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    ghani 2008-1-3

    Inchallah victory to Chouaya long live CAB forever

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    عبدو 2007-11-19

    Inchallah my God we'll get the championship. Bourehli isn't a man, shame on him to beat a referee. God is Almighty he bear the colours of the black otherwise I would have insulted him.

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    عبدو 2007-11-13

    Entente of Setif is a golden team- it has fascinated all Arabs and silcened Algerians of fire. Inchallah next year they will bring us joy. Congratulations for your victory against Soustara. May God protect Ziyaya, the son of my country. Abdou Minkalma.

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    اكرم 2007-11-9

    Football has finished like everything else has finished in this country. Everything has become corrupt, the conscience is absent as well as men. Where are the years of the 80's?

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    حمزة 2007-10-12

    There's nothing called football in Algeria.

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    هيثم مالكي 2007-9-27

    Long live CA BATNA and inchallah they will go up to the 1st division and the championship for Batna.

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    باشوشي وليد 2007-9-24

    Long live Chelf, the championship and the Cup inchallah.

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    سمير 2007-9-22

    Thanks to the Jeunesse Kabile, 2000, 2001, 2002, there's no team who won three African titles, no, no, no, there are none. Not Setif, Beni Aziz El Alma, the USMA are better than them, they're well-known, images of men. Who are the Mouloudia Chnaoua, or Aarouche Cira and Rouche, long live jsk mca.

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    zino 2007-9-2

    I agree that Setif is one of the best Arab teams.

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    RADOUANE 2007-8-24

    Long live Mouloudia Club Saida, power, I love MCS and love those who love it.

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    محرز بن مسعود 2007-8-22

    I wish success to JSK in the African Champions League

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    محمود 2007-7-9

    Algerian football needs competent men

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    باسط و عادل 2007-6-19

    Setif is the best alone 531

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    ouya99 2007-6-9

    My name is Jamaleddine Fettah, I'm 8, I live in Attaf, I send you a message so that all people support the ES Setif.

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    oussama 2007-6-6

    Long live CABBA

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    غزالي خليفة الصبيحي 2007-6-4

    Es-Shelf is a football school in all Algeria...we make of young players stars...but success is always for those who have financial resources we always suffer of the immigration of our best sons of the Ouencheris mountains.

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    فيصل 2007-5-29

    Reply to those who say that Es-Setif is the best team in Algeria

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    بابش سمير 2007-5-25

    Fortunately the USM Algiers is beginning the championship with power and suspense with the presence of USMA inchallah the cup for USMA long live USMA long live USMA long live USMA

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    منور 2007-5-18

    Always the Union of Annaba towards winning the championship next season inchallah, Amen

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    عيسى 2007-5-9

    The JSK is the best Arab team

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    أمين13 2007-4-8

    Long live the Mouloudia of Algiers and Inchallah we'll have the cup of Algeria

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    جيلالي 2007-2-6

    Algerian football is in need of a drastic revamp (in terms of the league laws, FAF and news football institute building)

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    يونس 2007-1-8

    Algiers Club will surprise everyone in the return phase!

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    طارق 2006-10-11

    The Algerian Football league has a clear problem with organization and not the players as some argue! Thanks

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    napi 2006-10-4

    they did not think about Algeria

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