Defending champions Hidd take on Al Najma in the 2020-21 season’s opening round of the Nasser bin Hamad Premier League which kicks off next month.
All eyes will be on last season’s runners-up Muharraq and third-placed Riffa who were drawn to face each other during last night’s ceremony held at the Bahrain Sports Channel studios.
In other opening round matches, second division champions Malkiya take on Al Ahli while Budaiya, the second division runners-up, clash with East Riffa. Busaiteen, who retained their spot in the Premier League after holding off Bahrain Club in their two-legged qualifier this month, have been drawn to face Manama.
Present at the draw ceremony were Bahrain Football Association representatives as well as former national team players Marjan Eid and Mohammed Saleh Al Dakhil.