The former international player and legal adviser Salem Hadid confirmed that the delay in the Football Association and the League of Professionals in deciding the fate of the 2019-2020 sports season, especially the Arab Gulf League as well as the First Division League, will confuse club accounts, stressing that completing the league next August is impossible and a fantasy. As he put it, because no one will be able to take responsibility for throwing players into a 90-minute match at high temperatures and humidity.
Salem Hadid told «Emirates Today»: “The safest decision in my assessment is to end the league and give the clubs sufficient opportunity to start their preparations for the new season. The league has been suspended since March 15 because of the Corona pandemic, and any decision to resume it requires a lot of practical and implementable steps.”
He added: "The clubs should have had a clear role in the matter of resolving the league's fate by taking a collective decision and raising the matter to the Football Association and the Professional League, according to a specific vision that takes into account the interests of all."
"We must not forget that clubs have many obligations, and in the light of the decision that the Football Association and the Professional Association will take, this will determine its next steps, especially in terms of clubs renewing their contracts or not, setting dates for registration and registration of players, as well as the process of contracting with new players, especially for foreign players, as the delay in The resolution of the league issue will also entail financial matters for the clubs, and therefore all these matters must be taken into account.
The Football Association had decided on the 15th of last March to freeze all sports activities, including the Arab Gulf League, before finally taking a decision to return the sporting activity initially in August, knowing that the Football Association had recently held a meeting on the 22nd of this month, before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, but it He has not made a crucial decision about the fate of the sports season.
Al-Ahly youth tops the Arab Gulf League ranking with 43 points, followed by Al Ain second (37 points), then Al-Jazira (36 points), and Al-Wahda and Sharjah with the same score (35 points).
Salem Al-Hadid continued, "The reluctance to take a decision on deciding the fate of the league is misplaced, and the Football Association should reconsider the process of arranging its priorities in this regard, especially since everyone expected that the Football Association will take its decisions on the fate of the current football season during its last meeting held before Eid al-Fitr holiday.
He concluded, "From a technical point of view, it is very difficult to complete the league due to the fact that this requires several arrangements, including the fact that clubs need number camps to prepare their players to return to play again after a very long pause in the sensitivity of the matches."