Océano Club de Kerkennah
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Océano Club de Kerkennah (Arabic: نادي محيط قرقنة, often referred to as OCK or mainly Arabic: El-Mouhit) is a Tunisian football team from the archipelago of Kerkennah. The club was founded in 1963. They play in blue and white colors.
|Full name||Océano Club de Kerkennah|
|Nickname(s)||El Mouhit / Nadi El Jazira|
|Ground||Stade Farhat-Hached de Remla (Kerkennah)|
|Manager||Zouhir Arous and Adel Larguech|
In October 1964 OCK played for the first time in the third division. They were successful and placed first at the end of the season, going undefeated with 7 wins, one draw and no losses. But in the final playoff match for promotion to the Second Division OCK were defeated by Club Olympique de Médenine.
After five years in the Regional League III (region of Sfax), where they won the regional championship each time but failed the playoffs, the club eventually joined the second division in 1970 to spend nine years before joining the elite in the 1978–79 season. OCK spent 13 seasons in the first division (professional level). Known for their ultra-defensive playing style, they clung on for five years but eventually were relegated. During the 1990s, considered by many to be the glory years of the club, OCK "clung like an octopus" (as said by other first division clubs).
In the 1990–91 season, OCK was promoted to the first division. In 1991–92, the club had the largest budget in its history and the 6th largest of all first division clubs, after Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Club Africain, Étoile Sportive du Sahel, Club Sportif Sfaxien and Stade Tunisien with 645 000 00 Tunisian Dinar.
A year later, they came back with a new style that often led them to great success. After mixed fortunes, the club were relegated from the first division for the last time in 1997 to the second division. After two seasons (1997–98 and 1998–99) in the second division, they were relegated again. Since the 1999–2000 season OCK have played in the third division, where they been fighting for survival for a number of years. With constant coach changes, the club has struggled to achieve the consistency required for promotion back to League division II.
In the 2009–10 season, OCK was very close to going back to Tunisian League division II halfway through the season. But after a bad second half of the season, they after a good first half of the season. But after a bad second half, they finished only 6th in the division III table. This season was the first season after their comeback last season in which OCK played entirely at the Farhat Hached Stadium in Remla, Kerkennah.
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Stadiums in SfaxEdit
OCK has played in the City El Habib Stadium in recent years, and occasionally also plays in the 2 Mars Stadium in Sfax.
Stadium Farhat Hached in KerkennahEdit
During the 2008–09 season, OCK moved back to the modernised Farhat Hached Stadium. The stadium was modernised with a new security force, new third generation grass, new floodlights and new player banks. The inauguration game of the new stadium on 15 March 2009 was won by OCK against Club Olympique de Médenine, 2–1.
Also, the traditional Kerkennien folklore group often supports the team with tbal and Zokra.
It is at the amateur levels of Tunisian football that OCK have obtained their greatest achievements:
- Winner of (South Pole) : 1977–78, 1984–85, 1995–96
- League cup of Amateurs: (2)
- Fair Play Cup Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 : 1
- Fair Play Cup Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 2 : 1
- Espoirs Cup (U 21): 1
- Cadets A Cup: 1
Tunisian Presidents CupEdit
- Semi-Finals: 1
- 1991–92 – OCK 0–1 Stade Tunisien
- Quarter-Finals: 5
- Second round: 1
- 2004–05 OCK 0–2 Club Athlétique Bizertin
Championship of TunisiaEdit
|Season||Years||Final Standing||Points||Top Goal Scorer||Movement|
|1||1978–79||11||49||Mohamed Jemal (3)|
|2||1979–80||9||49||Khaled Msakni (5)|
|3||1980–81||12||45||Khaled Msakni (10)|
|4||1981–82||12||49||Khaled Msakni (6)|
|5||1982–83||13||44||onze joueurs (1)||Relegated to the 2nd Division|
|6||1985–86||12||50||Ezzeddine Hadj Sassi (7)|
|7||1986–87||12||52||Ezzeddine Hadj Sassi (11)||Relegated to the 2nd Division|
|8||1988–89||14||39||Ezzeddine Hadj Sassi et Imed Trabelsi (3)||Relegated to the 2nd Division|
|9||1991–92||7||59||Amor Ben Tahar (14)|
|10||1992–93||6||24||Amor Ben Tahar (13)|
|11||1993–94||10||21||Amor Ben Tahar (12)|
|12||1994–95||13||18||Amor Ben Tahar (7)||Relegated to the 2nd Division|
|13||1996–97||13||14||Mourad Ouni (4)||Relegated to the 2nd Division|
OCK has played on many occasions against the largest and most important teams in Tunisian football. Their playing record against these teams is as follows:
|Avenir Sportif de La Marsa||26||5||9||12|
|Association Mégrine Sportive||2||1||0||1|
|Club Athlétique Bizertin||26||9||16||1|
|Club Olympique des Transports||12||1||6||5|
|Club Sportif de Hammam-Lif||22||5||11||6|
|Club Sportif de Menzel Bouzelfa||2||1||1||0|
|Club Sportif Sfaxien||26||3||13||10|
|Espérance Sportive de Tunis||26||5||14||7|
|Espérance Sportive de Zarzis||6||2||1||3|
|Étoile Sportive du Sahel||26||4||13||9|
|Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise||26||6||11||9|
|El Makarem de Mahdia||2||0||1||1|
|Olympique du Kef||10||4||4||2|
|Sfax Railways Sports||20||2||4||14|
|Stade Sportif Sfaxien||2||1||0||1|
|Union Sportive Monastir||18||6||7||5|
All OCK games against Club Sportif Sfaxien, Sfax Railways Sports, Stade Sportif Sfaxien and Club Ahly Sfaxien are considered derbies of the Sfax region. Because Kerkennah is an archipelago of Sfax, there is a big rivalry between these teams. Another major rivalry was between OCK and Club Sportif Sfaxien during the 1990s (the glory years of OCK).
The games of OCK against Espoir Sportif de Jerba Midoun, AS Djerba (Houmt Souk) and Union Sportive d`Ajim are the only games between two islands in Tunsian football, because the other two smaller islands of Tunisia are not represented by teams in the national football competition.
- Rachid Kraiem
- Abdelmajid Yangui
- Mohamed Cheour
- Mohamed Kraiem (1976–80)
- Ali Attaya (1980–84)
- Mohamed Jomaa (1984–87)
- Mokhtar Hmani (1987–89)
- Abdelmajid Kacem (1989–90)
- Abdeljelil Arous (1990–92)[Note 4]
- Jamel Toumi (1992–94)
- Hamed Sallem (1994–95)
- Mohamed Larbi (1995–96)
- Abdeljelil Arous (1996–98)
- Fethi Arous (1998–00)
- Mohamed Larbi (2000–03)
- Mohamed Bayoudhi (2003–04)
- Mohamed Hmani (2004–05)[Note 5]
- Ali Cheour (2005–)[Note 6]
- Mohamed Toumi (1964–66)
- Mohamed Najjar (1966–67)
- Mekki Jerbi (1967–70)
- Noureddine Ben Mahmoud (1970–73)
- Ahmed Ouannes (1973–75)
- Mongi Delhoum (1975–79)
- Moncef Melliti (1979–81)
- Mongi Delhoum (1981–83)
- Moncef Melliti (1983–84)
- Guyrov (1984–85)
- Ahmed Aleya (1985)
- Youssef Baathi (1985–86)
- Rachid Daoud (1986)
- Hmida Sellam (1986)
- Moncef Barka (1987)
- Rado Radocijik (1987–88)
- Moncef Melliti (1988)
- Zoninski (1988–89)
- Mongi Delhoum (1989–90)
- Riadh Charfi and Farhat Dahech (1990–92)[Note 7]
- Farhat Dahech and Youssef Baathi (1992–93)
- Farhat Dahech and Ahmed Fersi (1993–94)
- Riadh Charfi (1994)
- Jamaleddine Bouabsa (1995)
- Moncef Melliti (1995–96)
- Jamil Kacem and Youssef Baathi (1996–97)
- Moncef Melliti (1997)
- Hédi Kouni (1998)
- Oussama Melliti (1998)
- Jamil Kacem (1998)
- Samir Grayaa (1999)
- Youssef Baathi (1999)
- Hassouna Belghith (1999–00)
- Moncef Melliti (2000)
- Samir Grayaa (2000–01)
- Chiheb Ellili (2001–03)[Note 8]
- Adel Larguech (2003)
- Samir Grayaa (2004)
- Jamil Kacem (2004–06)[Note 9]
- Riadh Charfi (2006)
- Hamadi Barkia (2007)
- Fakher Trigui (2007)
- Nader Werda (2007)
- Mongi Ketata (2008)
- Zouhir Arous, Mansour Lerguech. Abdelfatah Leghribi (2008)
- Zouhir Arous, Mabrouk Kaanich (co-coaches) (2008–)
- OCK won the final 2–1 at the Chedly-Zouiten against Étoile sportive du Fahs, with goals from Amin Ghorbal and Achraf Ben Moussa.
- OCK won the final 2–0 at the Chedly-Zouiten stadium against l'Hirondelle sportive de Kalâa Kebira, with goals from Slim Charrad et Rami Bouaziz. Each player received a bonus of 15,000 Tunisian dinars.
- OCK lost the semi-final against Union Sportive de Ben Guerdane, at their ground in Ben Guerdane.
- He took OCK to the semi-final of the Tunisian Cup in the 1991–92 season, a match OCK lost 0–1 to Stade tunisien. Champion of the amateur division in 1990–91, he went on to become vice-president of the Tunisian Football Federation.
- He was president when OCK retained the Amateur League Cup in 2004–05.
- He was president when OCK retained the Amateur League Cup in 2005–06.
- He took OCK to be champions of the amateur division in 1990–91, and to the semi-finals of the Tunisian Cup in 1991–92 (match lost 0–1 to Stade Tunisien).
- Previously coach at Espoir sportif de Hammam Sousse, wh he got promoted to League division I in 2006–2007, after getting El Makarem de Mahdia promoted to League division II en 2003–2004.
- He was coach when OCK retained the Amateur League Cup in 2004–2005 and 2005–2006.