Athletes called for the application of the European Leagues Model, which tended to cancel the competition with the announcement of the identity of the champion, assuring «Emirates Today» that what was done by many European and African countries, when they canceled the league with the coronation of the leader, are repeatable models in the Arab Gulf League And they said that thinking about canceling the Arab Gulf League competition, without announcing a champion, is illogical.
Some of them suggested resorting to the General Assembly of the Professional League, to decide on the eligibility to grant Al-Ahly youth the league title by administrative decision, in the event that the competition is not completed.
They pointed out that: “In the event that the season is canceled without crowning the champion, the leaders of the standings will not be given the opportunity to participate in the AFC Champions League in his first capacity, as his qualification for the continental championship is a good compensation, instead of losing everything.”
Moussa Abbas: Deleting the results is illogical
The Director of the Football Academy at Al-Ahly Youth Club, Dr. Musa Abbas, stressed that thinking about canceling the Arab Gulf League competition and writing off its results, without announcing a champion, is illogical, pointing out that there is no better than applying the European leagues model, which went To cancel the contest with the hero identity declaration.
Abbas said that what many European and African countries did when they canceled the league with the coronation of the leaders, are repeatable models in the Arab Gulf League, as happened in Belgium, Scotland, France, Wales, Cameroon, Uganda, Mauritius, Guinea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Congo, and others.
He added, "The matter is not limited to football, as national basketball and hand federations in Europe have followed the same scenario, while the European and Asian football federations intend to complete their continental championships."
He emphasized: "The idea of completing the league is a good option, as happened in the German League, and major leagues like the English, Spanish and Italian are also going in the same direction, knowing that Spain and Italy witnessed the largest cases of infection with Corona virus in Europe."
Abbas asked, “How do we not win a champion, and do not recognize the arrangement, and at the same time we choose Al-Ahly youth, the current leader of Asian representation, as the first contest, and Al-Ain secondly, and that the association will be facing another problem which is when the funds owed to it for the clubs will be distributed according to the current arrangement, so I see that we have two options: the first is the cancellation, which means canceling all the results of the matches, and not recognizing the results, and the second is stopping the competition at a certain stage, while acknowledging all the results and rankings. ”
Khaled Obaid: The leader is not the only one harmed by the cancellation of the competition
The former director of the football team at Al-Nasr Club, Khaled Obaid, said that there is no better option than canceling the Arab Gulf League competition for the current season, stressing that all current conditions do not allow the completion of the remaining seven rounds in the coming period, while he indicated that he believed that the adoption of the current arrangement of clubs Without announcing the identity of the champion is logical, with the leaders of the arrangement given the opportunity to participate in the AFC Champions League as his first, without crowning the title, as his qualification for the continental championship is a good compensation, instead of losing everything.
Obaid explained that the decision to cancel the league does not mean that the leader is the only affected team, as I see that despite the trend of some European leagues to cancel the competition with the determination of the champion, there have also been problems with the objection of some clubs to this decision, especially since the decision to cancel really does not harm The team that tops the ranking list.
He added: "Everyone will be loser from the cancellation decision, whether it is the Football Association or the clubs, but in the end we must confirm that the health of society is more important, and that there is no risk to the health of the players, and all those involved in organizing and holding the league competition."
He stressed that the President’s Cup’s competition will not be a problem, by holding the final at the opening of the next season, while the Super Cup is canceled, and there is no doubt that the first-class clubs that worked hard and were close to qualifying for the Arab Gulf League will have no choice but to strive again. In the coming season, especially since we are facing exceptional circumstances that impose the current situation on us.