The UAE Professional League announced that the next round of the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Cup will be honored to bear the name “Mohammed bin Rashid”, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Presidency of the UAE government.
The League confirmed that the four matches in the first leg of the Arabian Gulf Cup will see a picture of His Highness placed on the screens of the stadiums to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this precious occasion, accompanied by one of his most prominent phrases: “He says what he does and does what he says.”
The first leg of the Arab Gulf Cup quarter-finals round will begin on Thursday evening, with two matches between Khor Fakkan and its guest, Shabab Al-Ahly Dubai, and Al-Nasr with Fujairah, to be completed on Friday with the matches between Bani Yas and its guest, Ittihad Kalba, and Sharjah receives Al Wasl.
The second leg of the quarter-final round of the tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday 25 and 26 January to settle the finalists of the gold square, the parties to the semi-finals of the tournament.
The Al-Ahly youth team will be a guest at Khorfakkan at its stadium Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Stadium, and it seems at first glance that the Dubai Knights mission at Al-Nisour Stadium will not be easy after the good levels provided by Khor Fakkan, and it is not far from memory as a result of the two teams’ confrontation in the league championship that took place last November Within the fifth round of the UAE League, which ended with a 2-2 draw at its guests, Shabab Al-Ahly.
Shabab Al-Ahly qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament after tying at its stadium against Al Dhafra and beating it 3-0 at Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium on the way, and Khorfakkan qualified for the same round after beating Al Ain, going 4-2 at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the opening season, then a negative tie In the return match at Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Stadium.
While Al-Nasr team hosts its guest, Fujairah at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, which is the opportunity for the guests to restore consideration after Fujairah lost 2-3 victory in the league championship in the ninth round about a month ago, despite the strong performance of the Fujairah wolves in that match.
Al-Nasr qualified for this stage as the crowned champion in the canceled season 2019-2020, while Fujairah qualified after defeating Ajman 1-0, and back 2-1 to snatch the qualifying seat and pass to the quarter-finals.