One of the most important derbies in the country is set to take place this Saturday in Fouad Chehab Stadium.
Historically, no club can claim superiority over the other. Akhaa and Safa met 36 times since their first encounter in 13/11/1994 which ended 2-2. Safa won 13 of those games and Akhaa won 11 games while 12 games ended in a draw.
In those games, Akhaa scored 50 goals while Safa only scored 46. Biggest win margin is a 4-1 win for Akhaa while Safa’s biggest win margin is 3-1. Both results took place twice, Akhaa’s wins happened in 1996/97 and 2016/17 season while Safa’s wins happened in 1995/96 and 2010/11.
7 players in this season’s squad for both teams have already players with the rival club. 5 players currently playing at Akhaa: Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Korhani, Zaher Hassan, Hatem Eid and Daniel Abou Fakher. The remaining 2 players currently play for Safa and are Rabih El Kakhi (the brother of Akhaa’s coach Fadi El Kakhi) and Hassan El Mohammad.
Source for match statistics: Faissal Fayyad Archives