x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

UAE's new league name on Tuesday, says official

The use of the Pro League led to the UAE Football League, which ran the domestic competitions, being disbanded earlier in the year, with the FA now in charge.

The Football Association (FA) will meet on Tuesday night to decide on the new name of the UAE league to replace "Pro League" that was used for the last three years since the game turned professional in 2008.
The use of the Pro League led to the UAE Football League, which ran the domestic competitions, being disbanded earlier in the year, with the FA now in charge.
"The FA's committee will meet on Tuesday to name the new league but I am not too sure of the immediate outcome or if it would be released to the media immediately," Jaseb Majeed, the FA's media manager, said.
The control of the league was given to the FA in June after the "Pro League" allegedly failed to "abide by the official original name" - the League of Pro Football Clubs - and Ibrahim Abdul Malik, the secretary general of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, dissolved it.
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