Hilal had earlier wrapped up the Sudan Premier League title for the 2016 season, for the 26th time in their history.
Mohannad scored opened the scores just before the interval before Kabo added the second with a spectacular free-kick outside the Obayed penalty area with Ivorian left-back Sheikh Mokoro scoring in between for Obayed.
It was the seventh time Hilal had annexed the domestic knockout competition after previous triumphs in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2011.
Regarding the league, Hilal had the title in their kitty with two games to spare, amassing 90 points made up of 28 wins from 34 matches, three draws and three losses. The ‘Blue Waves’ also scored 82 goals and letting in just 15.
However, the feat was achieved with four coaches who steered the Omdurman-based club during the just ended season.
Frenchman Jean-Michel Cavalli, started the season, taking charge of pre-season preparations in Algeria in December 2015, only for his contract to be canceled despite guiding Hilal to wins in the opening four matches. In all, he spent 66 days in charge.
Next in line was Egyptian Tarek El-Ashry, who took charge for only seven games including their first loss of the season, to newcomers, Al Nil Shandy. He resigned on 15 April 2016, after only 61 days at the helm.
Romanian Ilie Balaci was appointed three days later as replacement for El-Ashry and was in charge until 23 September 2016, after a loss to El Merreikh Fashir. During his 128-day rein, Hilal suffered two defeats from 18 games.
Sudanese Mubarak Suleiman, who deputized for each of the previous three foreign coaches, was named interim coach for the remainder of the season. The Board of Directors of Hilal later appointed former players, Fawzi Al Mardhi and legendary defender Tariq Ahmed Adam to support Suleiman.
Hilal’s opponent for the final game of the season, bitterest rivals El Merreikh failed to turn up in protest at a decision by one of the judicial bodies of the Sudan Football Association over the eligibility of Hilal player, Sharaf Shaibob.
Two days later, Merreikh were docked three points and declared losers of the derby with a 2-0 win awarded in favour of Hilal.
Some key actors of Hilal’s impressive season include veteran forward Mudather El-Taieb ‘Careca’, Mohammed ‘Bisha’ Ahmed, Nizar Hamid, central defenders Ammar Damazin Hussein as well as the new generation of Athar El Tahir, Sohaib Izz Al-Din, Muhannad Musa and Ramadan Kabo.
Not forgetting the three non-Sudanese players in the squad, Cameroonian goalkeeper Loic Maxim Feudjo, Nigerian midfielder Aziz Shobola and the veteran Zimbabwean forward Edward Sadomba, whose contribution were critical in achieving the double.
For the first time, the Sudanese top flight witnessed 18 participating clubs, four more than the previous season and the first time since 1995. Merreikh finished second after a fierce battle with Ahly Shandy, who suffered a 0-2 loss to the former in the penultimate match of the season.
The surprise packet of the season was Hilal Al Obayed from the North Kordofan region in the mid-west of Sudan, who were promoted to the elite division in 2015. They finished fourth in their second season in the top flight, grabbing a ticket to participate in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup alongside Ahly Shandy, who placed third.
As if that was not enough, Hilal Al Obayed also recorded shocking victories over the two most successful clubs in the history of Sudan football, Hilal and Merreikh. They beat Hilal 4-2 and Merreikh 5-2 respectively, the first time the two sides tasted such wide margin defeats at their Omdurman bases.
Ahly Khartoum also gave a good account of themselves, with a fifth place to show for their efforts. However, their bane was drawing a lot of matches, 10 in all, as well as missing a creative striker.
The three relegated clubs are Al Ameer, Hilal El Fasher and Al Nsoor.
A total of 37 coaches were involved in the just ended season including seven foreigners namely Luc Eymeal (Belgium)- Merreikh, Jean-Michel Cavalli (France), Tarek El Ashry (Egypt) and Ilie Balaci (Romania) all for Hilal, Heron Ricardo (Brazil) - Ahly Shandy, James Kwesi Appiah (Ghana) – Ahly Khartoum and Mohammed El Nahhal (Egypt) - Al Ameer .
Former Sudan captain, Sharaf al-Din Ahmed Mousa, emerged the best indigenous coach after guiding Hilal Kadougli to sixth place, narrowly missing out a continental berth.
Nigerian Kelichi Osunwa of Ahly Shandy was the top scorer netting a record 38 goals.