ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Erbil Sports Club extended their winless run in the Iraqi Premier League to five games after a 0-0 draw with Al-Kahrabaa on Saturday.
Erbil’s players were in a buoyant mood ahead of the match at the Franso Hariri Stadium in the Kurdistan Region’s capital but had to settle for a point against their opponents from Baghdad.
The Kurdish club has failed to win a match in the Iraqi Premier League since they dismantled Al-Zawraa 4-0 in late February. Erbil is currently in 12th place on 28 points.
Erbil’s next match is away to Naft Misan next month.
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One of the league’s most successful football clubs, Erbil withdrew from Iraq’s Premier League during the 2016-17 season due to financial issues.
They have been crowned Iraqi Premier League champions four times, most recently in the 2011-12 season, when they only lost one match.
Erbil is also the first club from the Iraqi league to qualify for continental club tournaments. In 2008, they qualified for the Asian Champions League but failed to progress from the group stage.
However, in Asia’s second-tier continental tournament, the AFC Cup, Erbil have finished runners-up on two occasions, in 2012 and 2014.