After the draw for the “First Division” league

Al-Uruba and “Al-Suqour” start the “amateur” season by facing Hatta and City

  • Part of the amateur league draw yesterday.

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The draw for the first division championship for the 2022-2023 sports season took place yesterday at the Emirates Football Association headquarters in Dubai, in which 17 teams will participate. The drawing ceremony took place in the presence of Saif Majid Al-Mansoori, member of the Board of Directors of the Football Association, Vice-Chairman of the Competitions Committee, and representatives of the participating teams.

The tournament will start on the tenth of next September, with the participation of the teams: Emirates, Al Orouba, Fujairah, Hatta, Al Hamriya, Dibba Al Hisn, Masafi, Al Dhaid, Al Arabi, Al Taawun, Masfout, Al Jazirah Al Hamra, Al Rams, Gulf, City, Farasan Hispania, Baynunah.

According to the tournament list, the competition will be held in the full league system of two rounds, back and forth, and matches will be played on the stadiums of the teams mentioned first in the match schedule, while one team is excluded for rest in each round of the tournament, because the number of teams is individual.

The draw resulted in exciting confrontations in the first round, where Hatta and Al Orouba meet, Emirates and City, and Gulf plays against the Knights of Hispania, Fujairah with Al Rams, Dibba Al Hisn and Al Arabi, Baynouna, Al Dhaid, Al Jazira Al Hamra and Masfoot, and Al Taawon will meet Masafi, while the Hamriya team will be at rest during the round. First.

Saif Majid Al-Mansoori, member of the Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman of the Competitions Committee, began the draw by welcoming the attendees, conveying to them the greetings of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the Federation, members of the Board of Directors and members of the Competitions Committee, and congratulating the teams of Dibba Al Fujairah and Al Bataeh on the occasion of qualifying for the professional league, wishing Good luck to the rest of the teams, and he also thanked the partners and sponsors.

The Vice-Chairman of the Competitions Committee considered, in a press statement, that increasing the number of teams will increase the number of matches, which contributes to giving players more opportunities to participate, and thus reflects positively on their experience and skills.

He said: "The Board of Directors of the Football Association was keen to develop its competitions from all technical, organizational and administrative aspects as well as regulations, and we took into account the views of the clubs, and we studied the results of past competitions for all stages through workshops that were organized recently, with the participation of technical and administrative bodies and competition officials." .

He added, "We seek to implement the vision of the Football Association 2038 at every stage of the work, because this vision aims to transfer Emirati football to better ranks, and therefore competitions have a clear place in this vision, so we are working to develop it in cooperation with our clubs."

In recent seasons, the first division competition witnessed a state of great stability with the participation of all teams in the competition, after it had previously witnessed the withdrawal of some teams from participating due to financial circumstances due to their inability to fulfill their requirements towards their employees due to the lack of sufficient financial support, but the Football Association hastened in the last period. To solve these problems by helping to provide financial support to amateur clubs.

First round matches

■ Hatta - Arabism.

■ Emirates - City.

■ Gulf - Knights of Hispania.

■ Fujairah - Rams.

■ Dibba Al-Hisn - Al-Arabi.

■ Baynunah - Al Dhaid.

■ The Red Island - Masfoot.

■ Cooperation - Masafi.

• 17 teams will participate in the next season for the first division, amid an expected strong competition between the participating teams.

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