'Fireworks fans' costly for Al Wasl
Al Wasl have been fined Dh10,000 after their fans let off fireworks during the home game against Shajrah. The FA's Disciplinary Committee added a Dh5,000 fine because their players were late coming out for the second half in that game. Baniyas received the same fine for the same offence, against Ajman.
Khaseif return delayed
Ali Khaseif has suffered a setback in his bid to return from a cartilage injury in his right knee. The Al Jazira goalkeeper, who has been out for two months, had to sit out training this week as the knee had flared up and the UAE international could miss another five weeks of action.
Al Shaibah's ban added on
Mohammed Abdullah Al Shaibah, Al Wahda's Omani defender, has been handed an extra one-match ban and a Dh 5,000 fine by the FA's Disciplinary Committee, in addition to his original two-match suspension, for a foul on Al Shabab's Ciel which had earned him a red card in their opening match of the season.