Sunday, June 27, 2021 – 8:23 PM
ABU DHABI, June 27 / WAM / The Professional League held today the regular general assembly meeting for the sports season 2020-2021, through remote visual communication technology, headed by Abdullah Nasser Al-Junaibi, President of the Association, and in the presence of representatives of the 14 professional clubs and members of the Association’s board of directors, and Walid Al Hosani, its CEO.
The meeting was preceded by a video presentation in which the Association sent a message of appreciation and gratitude to the professional clubs for their efforts throughout the season, which culminated in the success of competitions in various aspects and overcoming all challenges in an exceptional season for Emirati and international football.
In his speech, His Excellency Abdullah Nasser Al-Junaibi expressed his thanks and gratitude to the wise leadership, who had the main credit for the success of this season through support and guidance and providing all the means that enabled us to end this season in the best possible way.
He added that this support had a great impact in overcoming many of the challenges that faced the world’s leagues, and we in the UAE were able to complete the season and even host many events, clubs and sports officials.
And he said: “On behalf of my brothers, members of the Board of Directors of the Professional League, I extend my thanks to the member clubs of the Association, thanks to their commitment to the procedures and application of all standards, we were able to end the season in a distinguished way. We express our thanks to Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the Emirates Football Association and members of the Federation’s Board of Directors for their cooperation And their continuous communication in the success of the last season.”
At the end of his speech, he sent a message of appreciation to the first line of defense, the volunteers and all the workers who spared no effort to ensure that all citizens and residents enjoy comfort and safety, as well as the strategic partners in the Professional League and everyone who contributed to the success of the season.
The meeting of the General Assembly of professionals witnessed the ratification of the minutes of the previous meeting and the appointment of three members to review it. Khalid Saeed Al Naqbi, CEO of the Kalba Football Federation, Ali Yousef Al Hammadi, CEO of Al Jazira Football Club Company, and Muhammad Ali Amer, Board Member and CEO of Al Wasl Club Company, were appointed. And then the Executive Director of the Association presented a report of completion and follow-up to the decisions of the Ordinary General Assembly for the year 2020 and gave a detailed presentation on the activity report for the 2020-2021 season, which included what had been accomplished during the past season in various technical, organizational, marketing and administrative fields.
The appointment of Deloitte & Touche as an independent external auditor was also approved to perform the task of auditing the financial statements of the Association for the year ending on June 30, 2021, in accordance with the approved policies and procedures.. The General Assembly concluded by discussing the clubs’ proposals and the meeting witnessed the active participation of club representatives.
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