Kick-off is at 16:30pm local time. Live coverage of the match will be available for free on Al-Jadeed. The contemporary Lebanese Classico is here for the first time in this league season, yet with much less fireworks due to both teams’ relatively mediocre starts to the season.
Jamal Al-Hajj and Bassem Marmar will meet for the first time in their managerial careers when Nejmeh host Al- Ahed in Sunday’s kick-off at Kamil Chamoun Stadium.
Nejmeh enter this fixture after a 2-0 victory against Chabab Al-
Ahed, on the other hand have been in decent form in the league after winning 5 games from 9 this season, putting them 2 points behind league leaders Safa; however Ahed do still have a game in hand to play. Their last game was against Tadamon Sour, where the game ended 2-0 to the Yellows. It is worth noting that Bassem Marmar, like Jamal Al-Hajj, is also a newcomer to the league this season after replacing Robert Jaspert at the helm of the club mid-season. Yet, whether Marmar will be able to convert his title from ‘interim’ to ‘permanent’ manager will be based on the coming games, and there is no better place to start than against the People’s Club, Nejmeh.