Al-Ahly beat Shejaia

GAZA: Al-Ahly from the West Bank capped two weeks of sporting frenzy when they won the Palestine Cup by beating Gaza opponents Shejaia 2-1 on Friday to earn a place in Asian club competition.

Al-Ahly, the top team in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and Gaza Strip champions Shejaia met in the first clash between teams from the two territories since the eruption in 2000 of a Palestinian revolt against Israel.

Ahmed Maher scored the winner in the first minute of injury time to secure the Hebron side’s place in the next African Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. The first leg in Gaza earlier this month ended in a goalless draw.