The UAE Pro League held on Sunday, June 27, the 2020-21 season's ordinary General Assembly meeting via video conferencing. The meeting was headed by UAE Pro League Chairman His Excellency Abdulla Naser Al-Jneibi and attended by representatives of all 14 professional clubs, UAEPL board members, and CEO Waleed Al Hosani.
The UAEPL expressed appreciation and gratitude to the professional clubs through a video that was presented ahead of the meeting. The video reflected how the clubs' efforts throughout the season ensured the success of the competitions at all levels while overcoming all obstacles in an exceptional season for Emirati and international football.
UAE Pro League Chairman His Excellency Abdulla Naser Al-Jneibi delivered a speech at the beginning of the meeting. He said, “we are pleased to meet with you at the UAE Pro League’s ordinary General Assembly meeting for the 2020-21 season. On behalf of everyone here, we express gratitude to our wise leadership, who played a major role in the season’s success. They provided us with support, guidance, and the means to finish the season in the best possible way.”
He added, “leagues all over the world faced a lot of challenges, but thanks to the huge support, not only did we manage to finish the football season in the UAE, but we also hosted several initiatives, clubs, and sports officials. The UAE was the destination that hosted all the events in this period, which reflected the success of the whole system.”
“On behalf of the UAE Pro League board members, I thank all the clubs. Your adherence to the measures and standards allowed us to finish the season in a special manner. I also thank UAE Football Association Chairman Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and the board members for their continuous cooperation and communication to ensure the season’s success.”
Al-Jneibi added, “we send a message of appreciation to our first line of defence, the volunteers and all those who worked hard to ensure the prosperity, comfort, and safety of citizens and residents. We also thank the UAE Pro League’s strategic partners and everyone who contributed to the season’s success. We welcome Emirates Club and Orooba Club after their promotion to the top-tier, and we wish good luck to Fujairah and Hatta clubs. We hope it will be a good season for all of us and wish you success in your preparations for the new season.”
Afterward, the minutes of the previous General Assembly meeting were approved. Three members were appointed to review the meeting minutes, namely Ittihad Kalba Football Company CEO Khalid Saeed Al Naqbi, Al Jazira Football Company CEO Ali Yousef Al Hammadi, and Al Wasl Football Company board member and CEO Mohamed Ali Amer.
The UAEPL CEO then presented the progress report of the ordinary General Assembly meeting decisions for the year 2020. Al Hosani delivered a presentation on the activity report for the 2020-21 season, including all the achievements of the past season at technical, organizational, marketing, and administrative levels.
The meeting also approved the appointment of Deloitte & Touche firm as an external auditor for the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30, 2021, according to the approved policies and procedures.
The meeting witnessed discussions of the clubs’ suggestions amid wide participation from club representatives.