Algeria 1997/98


[Season only started on Jan 1, 1998.]

Tables:

Group A:

 1.USM El Harrach  14  6  7  3 17- 7 25  Championship Playoff
 2.CS Constantine  14  7  4  3 16-11 24  Third Place Playoff  [*]
 3.WA Tlemcen      14  6  3  5 17-12 21
 4.MC Oran         14  5  3  6 20-19 18
 5.CA Batna        14  4  6  4 14-14 18
 6.CR Belouizdad   14  5  2  7 17-19 17
 7.MO Constantine  14  4  3  7 11-19 15  Relegation Playoff
 8.US Chaouia      14  2  6  6  9-18 12  Relegated

[*] apparently CSC have one point deducted, possibly for refusing to play
    in round 1

Group B:

 1.USM Alger       14  6  7  1 16-10 25  Championship Playoff
 2.JS Kabylie      14  6  4  4 14-11 22  Third Place Playoff
 3.ES Mostaganem   14  6  3  5 20-16 21
 4.ES Sétif        14  4  6  4 15-15 18
 5.MC Alger        14  3  7  4  8-11 16
 6.AS Ain M'Lila   14  2  9  3  8-11 15
 7.WA Boufarik     14  1  9  4  8-11 12  Relegation Playoff
 8.USM Blida       14  1  9  4  9-13 12  Relegation Playoff

Round 1 [Jan 1]
Group A
CAB   2-0 CRB
USC   0-0 MCO
CSC   awd MOC   [CSC withdrew; awarded 0-3]
WAT   2-0 USMH
Group B
ESS   3-1 ASAM
USMB  0-1 ESM
WAB   1-0 JSK
USMA  0-0 MCA

Round 2 [Jan 8]
Group A
WAT   2-0 CAB
CRB   2-0 USC   
MCO   0-3 CSC   [awarded after 2-0?]
USMH  1-0 MOC
Group B
USMA  2-0 ESS
ASAM  0-0 USMB
ESM   2-1 WAB
MCA   1-1 JSK

Round 3 [Jan 15]
Group A
USC   0-0 WAT
CSC   2-1 CRB
MOC   2-0 MCO
CAB   0-0 USMH
Group B
USMB  1-1 USMA
WAB   0-0 ASAM
JSK   2-0 ESM
ESS   2-1 MCA

Round 4 [Jan 22]
Group A
CAB   1-1 USC
WAT   0-1 CSC
CRB   5-0 MOC   
USMH  1-1 MCO
Group B
ESS   1-1 USMB
USMA  3-2 WAB
ASAM  1-1 JSK
MCA   1-0 ESM

Round 5
Group A
CSC   2-0 CAB    
MOC   1-1 WAT   
MCO   1-0 CRB    
USC   2-2 USMH
Group B
WAB   1-1 ESS  
JSK   0-0 USMA   
ESM   1-1 ASAM 
USMB  1-1 MCA 

Round 6 [Mar 5,6]
Group A
USC   1-1 CSC
CAB   0-0 MOC
WAT   1-2 MCO
USMH  1-1 CRB   [played later]
Group B
USMB  1-1 WAB
ESS   2-0 JSK
USMA  3-2 ESM
MCA   0-0 ASAM

Round 7 
Group A
MOC   1-0 USC
MCO   5-2 CAB  
CRB   2-0 WAT
CSC   0-0 USMH 
Group B
JSK   1-0 USMB 
ESM   2-2 ESS 
ASAM  1-1 USMA 
WAB   0-1 MCA   

Round 8
Group A
CRB   0-0 CAB
MOC   awd CSC   [awarded 0-3, originally 0-0]
MCO   5-2 USC 
USMH  3-1 WAT
Group B
ESM   4-1 USMB  
MCA   0-1 USMA
JSK   1-0 WAB
ASAM  2-1 ESS

Round 9
Group A
CAB   0-0 WAT  
USC   2-1 CRB
CSC   1-0 MCO 
MOC   1-1 USMH 
Group B
ESS   1-3 USMA  [played later]
USMB  0-0 ASAM  
WAB   1-1 ESM
JSK   3-0 MCA   

Round 10
Group A
CRB   1-0 CSC
USMH  3-0 CAB
MCO   3-0 MOC
WAT   1-0 USC
Group B
MCA   0-0 ESS
USMA  1-1 USMB  [played later]
ASAM  1-1 WAB
ESM   2-1 JSK

Round 11
Group A
USC   awd CAB   [awarded 0-3 because of ineligible player USC, originally 1-0]
CSC   2-1 WAT
MOC   3-1 CRB  
MCO   0-0 USMH
Group B
USMB  0-0 ESS
WAB   0-0 USMA 
ESM   3-1 MCA 
JSK   2-0 ASAM  

Round 12 [May 21,22]
Group A
CRB   4-2 MCO
CAB   1-1 CSC
USMH  1-0 USC
WAT   1-0 MOC
Group B
USMA  0-0 JSK
MCA   2-0 USMB
ASAM  1-0 ESM
ESS   0-0 WAB

Round 13 [May 28,29]
Group A
CRB   0-2 USMH
MOC   0-2 CAB
MCO   1-2 WAT
CSC   0-0 USC
Group B
WAB   0-0 USMB
JSK   2-1 ESS
ESM   2-0 USMA
ASAM  0-0 MCA

Round 14 [Jun 11,12]
Group A
WAT   5-0 CRB
USC   1-0 MOC
CAB   3-0 MCO
USMH  abd CSC   [abandoned in 80' at 1-0; apparently awarded 3-0 to USMH]
Group B
MCA   0-0 WAB
USMB  abd JSK   [abandoned in 33' at 1-1; apparently awarded 3-0 to USMB]
ESS   1-0 ESM
USMA  1-0 ASAM

Tables:

Group A:

 1.USM El Harrach  14  6  7  3 17- 7 25  Championship Playoff
 2.CS Constantine  14  7  4  3 16-11 24  Third Place Playoff  [*]  
 3.WA Tlemcen      14  6  3  5 17-12 21
 4.MC Oran         14  5  3  6 20-19 18 
 5.CA Batna        14  4  6  4 14-14 18
 6.CR Belouizdad   14  5  2  7 17-19 17  
 7.MO Constantine  14  4  3  7 11-19 15  Relegation Playoff
 8.US Chaouia      14  2  6  6  9-18 12  Relegated

[*] apparently CSC have one point deducted, possibly for refusing to play
    in round 1

Group B:

 1.USM Alger       14  6  7  1 16-10 25  Championship Playoff
 2.JS Kabylie      14  6  4  4 14-11 22  Third Place Playoff  
 3.ES Mostaganem   14  6  3  5 20-16 21
 4.ES Sétif        14  4  6  4 15-15 18
 5.MC Alger        14  3  7  4  8-11 16
 6.AS Ain M'Lila   14  2  9  3  8-11 15
 7.WA Boufarik     14  1  9  4  8-11 12  Relegation Playoff
 8.USM Blida       14  1  9  4  9-13 12  Relegation Playoff

[NB: goal differences uncertain, WAB and USMB were reported to have finished
     with a -2 goal difference]

Relegation Playoff Group B [Jun 18]
WAB   0-2 USMB
WAB relegated

Championship Final [Jun 29]
USMH  3-2 USMA
winners play Champions Cup, losers play CAF Cup

Third Place Playoff [Jun 22]
CSC   n/p JSK
both clubs did not show; winners would have qualified for Arab Champions Cup.

Relegation Playoff [Jun 22]
MOC   2-0 USMB
USMB relegated

NB: at the end of the season no relegation took place as the first level
    was reorganized in 2 groups of 14 teams each for 1998/99; all 16 teams
    remained at the top level and the top-4 of all three second division
    groups earned promotion.  The background behind this decision is that
    for the 1999/2000 season the Algerian FA will start a new, professional
    division, and they wanted a wide range of clubs to have the chance to
    become members of it.


Algeria Cup 1997/98

Semifinals [2nd leg Jun 1]

USM Annaba      1-3 0-6 WA Tlemcen
MC Oran         3-0 1-2 USM Ain Beida

Final [Jul 5]

MC Oran           0-1  WA Tlemcen
   [3' Mal Ali Dahleb]

WAT: Mezaïr-Kherris, Yadel, Hebri, Kherbouche,-Loukili, Hachemi, Bettadj
     (Kendoussi 83),Brahimi (Belhouari 90)-Djelti (Aidara 63), Dhaleb
MCO: Saoula-Kherif, Haddou, Benamara, Osmane (Mazri 46)- Cherif El Ouzzani,
     Benzerga (Zerrouki 70), Gaïd, Meziane-Boukessassa, Ben Rahou
sent off: Hachemi (WAT)
yellow cards: Hachemi, Belhouari (WAT) Mazri, Zerrouki (MCO)
played at stade 5 Juillet, Algiers
referee: Haomoudi linesmen: Kerao, Abdellah


Second Level

[all tables after 29 from 30 rounds]

Group Est

 1.AS Bordj Bou Arréidj 56  Promoted
 2.JSM Tébessa          53  Promoted
   JSM Béjaïa           53  Promoted
 4.USM Annaba           50  Promoted
--------------------------
 5.MB Tlydjen           44
 6.HBC Laïd             40
   MSP Batna            40 
   US Biskra            40
 9.IRB Khenchela        39
   IRB el Hadjar        39
11.MC El Eulma          38
12.USM Aïn Beda         36
13.E Collo              35
14.CB Mila              34 
15.JJ Azzaba            32 
16.ES Guelma            19

Group Centre

 1.RC Kouba             60  Promoted
 2.NA Hussein Dey       58  Promoted
 3.ES Guelma            44   [ES Sour El Ghozlane?]
 4.IRB Hadjout          40  Promoted
--------------------------
   JSB Ménaïel          40
 6.ASO Chef             38
   OMR El-Annasser      38
 8.OM Médéa             36
   RC Mizab             36
   RC Arbaa             36 
   ES Berrouaghia       36 
12.MCKhemis el Khechna  35 
13.IR Ouled Naïl        34
14.SKAF El-Khemis       33 
15.Hydra AC             32 
16.ESM Boudouaou        27

Group Ouest

 1.SA Mohammedia        56  Promoted
 2.GC Mascara           50  Promoted
 3.MC Saöda             44
 4.ASM Oran             42  Promoted
 5.CRB Mecheria         41 
   JSM Tiaret           41  Promoted
 7.SCM Oran             40
 8.USM Bel Abbes        38 
   WA Mostaganem        38 
10.CR Témouchent        36
   RC Relizane          36 
12.CRB Mazouna          35
   IRB Sougueur         35 
14.CC Sig               34
   IRM Bechar           34 
16.CRB Bougtob          27

1996/97.

1998/99.

list of champions.

list of cup finals.


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