Emirates News Agency – The Football Association sets May 16 as the date for the President’s Cup final and approves the formation of the Referees Committee

DUBAI, April 6, WAM – The Board of Directors of the Emirates Football Association praised the role played by the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in developing the sports sector in general, and football in particular, through his various initiatives and directives that contributed to The arrival of Emirati football to the prestigious position at the level of national teams and clubs, as well as support for national cadres in various fields.

This came during the regular meeting of the FIFA Board of Directors, which was held today at the Federation headquarters in Dubai under the chairmanship of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and in the presence of the members.

The Federation’s Board of Directors approved next May 16 as the date for the final match of the President’s Cup for the 2020-2021 sports season, which will bring together the Al-Ahly and Al-Nasr youth teams.

The formation of the Referees Committee was also approved, headed by Salem Ali Al Shamsi, Board Member as Chairman, Muhammad Omar Al Shammari as Deputy, and the members Hamad Al Mazrouei, Abdullah Karam, Yaqoub Al Hammadi, Hamad Bin Hanifa and Fatima Al Ameri, and Ibrahim Lamash as an advisor.

The Council reviewed the projects of the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee through a comprehensive report presented by Youssef Hussein Al-Sahlawi, Second Vice President of the Federation and Chairman of the Committee, with an explanation of the Spanish coaches who were recently hired to supervise the Olympic and youth teams and the programs that will be launched soon for the teams of the age groups, as well as The program of preparations for the national team for the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup finals to be hosted by the country next June was reviewed, and the directive was to provide all the team’s needs to ensure the achievement of positive results.

WAM / Amin Al-Dubli / Islam Al-Hussein / Abdel Nasser Moneim

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