Khorfakkan recorded the first win of the season as they defeated Sharjah 2-1, at Khaled Bin Mohamed Stadium in matchweek 14 of the Arabian Gulf League on Wednesday.
Caio Lucas’ goal canceled out by Kodjo Laba’s header as Al Ain and Sharjah shared the spoils, at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in matchweek 16 of the Arabian Gulf League on Friday.
In a major overhaul, the UAE Pro League general assembly decided to suspend the relegation and promotion system for the current season and not crowning a new champion for the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Thursday.
Participation in the continental tourney will be according to the last year’s standings and as per the competition’s regulations and AFC entry manual if the league is not completed.
Football competitions, including the Arabian Gulf League and the First Division, had been suspended indefinitely from March 15 as the UAE government imposed restrictions across the country to curb the spread of the virus outbreak.
The draw for the new season of the Arabian Gulf League and Arabian Gulf Cup (AGC) was held at the headquarters of the Health Ministry in Dubai on Saturday.
Fujairah appointed Serbia’s Goran Tufegdzic as the new coach with the hopes of a turnaround in the fortunes ahead of the upcoming season, which gets under way on Sept.3.
The Pro League and UAEFA held a meeting to discuss the kick-off date and calendar for the new season. The proposals have been sent to the 14 participating clubs and broadcasters but the final dates will be announced later.
Al Ain’s coach Pedro Emanuel welcomed the new players as he said: “I submitted my report to the technical committee about the needs of the team ahead of the start of the new season.