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Željezničar kings again in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published: Saturday 11 May 2013, 22.48CET
"We had a lot of problems at the beginning, several key players were injured, but we found the strength to reach our target," said Amar Osim after FK Željezničar retained the title.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Sarajevo
Željezničar kings again in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Željezničar salute their supporters ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Saturday 11 May 2013, 22.48CET

Željezničar kings again in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"We had a lot of problems at the beginning, several key players were injured, but we found the strength to reach our target," said Amar Osim after FK Željezničar retained the title.

FK Željezničar have retained the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Premier League title with two matches to spare.

Amar Osim's team have an unassailable seven-point lead over city rivals FK Sarajevo following a goalless draw at FK Velež and, as a consequence, have become the first club to defend the championship on two occasions. This is the sixth title for Bosnia and Herzegovina's most successful side, following triumphs in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010 and 2012.

"When you look at the number of points [we have gained], it looks like we easily defended the title, but we did not," said Osim. "We had a lot of problems at the beginning, several key players were injured, but we found the strength to reach our target."

The opportunity is now there for Željezničar to repeat their double success of last season – next on the agenda is the second leg of the Bosnian Cup final against NK Široki Brijeg, which is level at 1-1.

Last updated: 12/06/13 11.59CET

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