When we arrived at AFAWI the director told us to expect to be greeted constantly as we walked around.
The director of AFAWI also told us to make sure that we too greeted the people that we passed--especially old people and especially people in our neighborhood.
In the second-half, Busaiteen piled more pressure and their efforts paid off in the 55th minute thanks to Al Afawi's well-placed shot.
Busaiteen were on the offensive in the closing stages and were finally rewarded just before the final whistle when Al Afawi collected a long pass and beat Al Ahli goalkeeper Abbas Ahmed before tapping the equaliser much to the joy of Busaiteen players, officials and supporters.
Haram had to dive twice in a space of five minutes to foil Al Karamah strikers while Busaiteen's trio force - Al Afawi
, Akarye and Aleksander Senicic of Bosnia wasted clear scoring chances which would have been enough to send the home side into the quarter-finals.
The hosts took the lead after six minutes when Al Afawi
's spectacular free-kick went into the roof of the net, giving Neftchi's goalkeeper Yuriy Tsoy no chance.
Three minutes later, Moroccan playmaker Rabea Al Afawi
made it 3-1 for Busaiteen and Akori scored his second goal in the game and the 10th in the season with a powerful shot in the 28th minute.
Professionals Robert Akori and Rabea Al Afawi
were on target for Busaiteen who bagged ninth win in 16 matches and stayed on course to book one of the top four berths in the Crown Prince Cup.
The most precious efforts were created by Busaiteen's strikers Morocco's Rabea Al Afawi
and Ahmed Al Khayyat which missed the target.
In another match, Busaiteen recorded an emphatic 5-0 win over Manama thanks to a hat-trick from Nigerian striker Robert and two from Moroccan midfielder Rabea Al Afawi
Coached by Abdulaziz Amin, Busaiteen came back roaring after the break and pulled a goal back in the first minute of the second half thanks to Amer who bounced on a shot by Moroccan midfielder Rabea Al Afawi
which came off the bar.
Referee Nawaf Shukralla gave Busaiteen a suspicious penalty kick after Moroccan striker Rabea Al Afawi
fell inside the 18-yard box.