Officials and administrators in the Emirates Football Clubs expressed their satisfaction with the results of the draw for the Arab Gulf League and Arab Gulf Cup competitions for the new sports season 2020-2021, which was withdrawn yesterday, Saturday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health in Dubai, under the slogan: “Thank you, our first line of defense” , With the participation of the representatives of the 14 clubs, through the telecommunications system.
The draw for the Arab Gulf Cup competition, which begins on the third of September, has left the union facing a mass confrontation with Al Wasl, while Baniyas play with Hatta, Shabab Al-Ahly against Al Dhafra, and Al-Jazira with Union Kalba, while Ajman meets Fujairah and Al-Ain with Khor Fakkan.
The league draw, which will start on the 9th of next September, put the island in a difficult confrontation with victory at the last stadium, in the first week of the competition, while the defending champion Sharjah plays with Fujairah, and the unit meets with Hatta, Al Wasl with Baniyas, and Kalba Union with youth Al-Ahly, Al-Ain with Khor Fakkan, and Al-Dhafra against Ajman.
The first team supervisor at Al-Wahda Club Abdel Salam Jumaa said: "The lottery was good. Whoever wants to compete for the championships must be ready to face all the teams, whether at the level of the Arab Gulf League championship or the Arab Gulf Cup," noting that "Al-Wahda will start his career." In the new season, Al-Wasl faced the Arab Gulf Cup in its new form and in the league by meeting the Hatta team, stressing the importance of the strong start of the team in the new season.
"In light of the current situation and the long position, this will not be easy for all teams, but for the unit we wish a good start in these two games, which are considered the best preparation for taking part in the completion of the AFC Champions League through which the team seeks to appear as appropriate for the country in the continental forum." .
For his part, Board of Directors of Al Wasl Football member Hamid Yusuf: "The draw for the team stage Gulf League and the Arab Cup Gulf was balanced, and the competition will be strong and tough among all the teams season in the team stage league and cup Arabian Gulf."
He added that "the new system for the Arab Gulf Cup championship, with the knockout going out in the home and away matches in each of the first round, the quarterfinals and the four rounds, provided that the final of one match conducted on a neutral stadium, the tournament will increase strength and excitement."
He explained that "Al-Wasl ranks have become almost complete after the arrival of Fabio de Lima, Mendez, Suarez, and the newly joined Brazilian defender Santos Neres, at dawn yesterday, stressing that the Al-Wasl board of directors has supported the team well in preparation for the new season, noting that the team will continue its preparations that started Last July 11, in the framework of the preparation program that the technical staff put in place for the team, to prepare the players well, for the upcoming entitlements. "
Hamid Youssef praised the holding of the drawing ceremony under the slogan "Thank you, our first line of defense, saying:" It is a gesture that reflects the keenness of officials of the Emirates Professional Association, to appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of medical personnel during the Corona pandemic.
As for the head of the Baniyas Football Club, Abdullah Al-Ghailani, he said: "We are ready for the new sports season, and we want to provide a level and enjoyable and satisfying performance for our fans." He added: "As usual, the lottery system serves all clubs and is managed at the highest level and it is important that we be ready for all confrontations without Focus on who we will play at the beginning or at the end of the journey. "
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fujairah Club, Nasser Al-Yamahi, said: "Their goal is to show the season in a way that befits his team, avoiding the scenario of previous years and ensuring that they remain in the professional league."
, the executive director and supervisor of the first team for the ball at Hatta Abdullah Saeed Al Badwawi Club: “The procedures for the draw for the League and Arab Gulf Cup competitions were satisfactory to all clubs, noting that facing his team in the first week against Al-Wahda will not be easy at all,” noting that “all The matches of the Gulf Arab League will be of great interest from the hurricane ranks, and we will prepare the team well for every match. "
"The hurricane will be a difficult number when the football season matches come in next September, and we will try early on to ensure our survival and provide the best offers in all matches, whether in the league or the cup," he added. "In the recent contracts, we have taken into account the fields that the coach needs and I think that the competition will be A project between the players of the first team in order to reserve a place for them in the starting lineup, wishing success to all the players of the team and the technical staff led by the Greek coach Contes in a new season in which we await more good results. "