Simogh Alborz had beaten defending champions Toofaan Harirod in the semi-final
KABUL, Oct. 17, 2020: Shaheen Asmayee reclaimed the Afghan Premier League title, beating Simogh Alborz 1-0 to become champions for a fifth time on Friday.
A first-half goal from Afghanistan international Fardin Hakimi proved decisive for Shaheen, who emerged victorious in the four-week tournament having been runners-up in 2018 and 2019.
The Kabul side went undefeated throughout the competition, winning four and drawing one of their five matches to reclaim the title of champions of Afghanistan.
Having defeated Simogh Alborz in the group stage, Shaheen arrived in the final confident of continuing their excellent form, and they went ahead thanks to Hakimi’s goal in the 19th minute.
Simogh Alborz had beaten defending champions Toofaan Harirod in the semi-final, and they began to exert pressure on Shaheen with a number of chances as the first half wore on, with a potential equaliser ruled out for offside in the 30th minute.
Their momentum continued after the interval, but Shaheen held firm in the first Afghan Premier League final since 2014 to be decided in 90 minutes.
Shaheen Asmayee have now won five of the nine editions of the Afghan Premier League, while Simogh Alborz have finished runners-up on three occasions.
The theme for the 2020 season of the Afghan Premier League was “one nation, one voice.” (Photo: AFF)