Category Archives: World Sports

Jiu-jitsu teams to participate in closed training camp in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, Various jiu-jitsu teams, including children’s, youth and adult teams, will participate in a closed training camp on 29th April, at the Armed Forces Officers’ Club Hotel.

All participants are required to undergo medical tests to verify that they are not infected with any diseases, as well as follow social distancing rules. They will then check-in at their rooms to be quarantined until their test results are released.

The teams will be the first in the UAE and the Middle East and Asia to hold a closed training camp after activities were halted over the past two months. The camp will include 43 participants while the technical team of the Ramadan camp will include Ramon Limos, Marcelo Nunes, Eduardo Da Silva, Samuel Araujo, Pablo Desero, Michelle Maya, Ibrahim Al Hosani and Mohammed Al Qubaisi.

Mubarak Saleh Al Minhali, Director of the Technical Administration, stated that the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation is always keen to be the first to launch initiatives that will raise the community’s moral and spirit and promote positivity, noting that the highest levels of prevention will be adopted to protect competitors, coaches and administrative staff.

He added that the camp will be held in implementation of the directives and decisions of the federation after its previous meeting held last week, noting that the camp’s training programme will be approved as soon as medical test results are released.

He also pointed out that the training programme will consist of two daily training sessions, which are a light training session before Iftar and a two-hour session from 10:00 to 12:00.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Asian Football Confederation praises UAE Football Association’s measures to preserve health of community

DUBAI, The Asian Football Confederation, AFC, praised the measures taken by the UAE Football Association, UAEFA, to support the community, by sending many positive messages and continuing to manage football in the UAE, to maintain the health and safety of the football community and all segments of society.

The confederation made this statement in a letter sent to Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the UAEFA, from Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Confederation.

The letter briefed Sheikh Rashid on the efforts of the confederation and its recommendations, in the light of the latest developments. It also included FIFA’s recommendations regarding its list of football tournaments for men, the youth, juniors and women, as well as indoor competitions and other football-related events.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UAE Football Association suspends footballing activities for four weeks due to coronavirus

ABU DHABI, The UAE Football Association decided, after coordinating with concerned authorities, to suspend all matches throughout the country during the 2019-2020 season, starting from today and continuing for four weeks.

The move is a precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, and will be evaluated and reviewed after a specified period of time.

The decision is part of the association’s keenness to adhere to instructions issued by national authorities to take precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the safety of all members of society, both citizens and residents.

The decision covers all competitions organised by the association, including the Arabian Gulf League and the activities of the country’s national teams, the two women’s football committees and private academies.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UAE Football Association suspends footballing activities for four weeks due to coronavirus

ABU DHABI, The UAE Football Association decided, after coordinating with concerned authorities, to suspend all matches throughout the country during the 2019-2020 season, starting from today and continuing for four weeks.

The move is a precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, and will be evaluated and reviewed after a specified period of time.

The decision is part of the association’s keenness to adhere to instructions issued by national authorities to take precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the safety of all members of society, both citizens and residents.

The decision covers all competitions organised by the association, including the Arabian Gulf League and the activities of the country’s national teams, the two women’s football committees and private academies.

Source: Emirates News Agency