UAE FA Board Meeting
Dubai/ Dubai, August 10th, 2017: UAE FA Official Spokesperson, Hassan Al Jassmi said that the meeting of Board of Directors which has held yesterday at UAE FA Office in Dubai, has adopted the mechanism of promotion and relegation to/from Arabian Gulf League and 1st Division League, where 11th place team and 12th place team of AGL will be relegated to 1st Division League, while the champion and runners-up of 1st Division League will be promoted to AGL.
He added “the Board decided to play the matches of play-off in home and away format to determine the clubs promoted to AGL and the clubs relegated to 1st Division League for the season 2018 – 2019 which will witness the participation of 14 clubs in AGL. In summary, AGL 11th place team will play 4th place team of 1st Division League, while AGL 12th place team will face 3rd place team of 1st Division League. These matches will be played in home & away format”.
He pointed out that the Board has directed PLC and UAE FA Competitions Committee to develop a regulation explaining all matters pertaining to promotion and relegation. The venues for H&A matches will be decided by draw of lots during President Cup and 1st Division League Draw Ceremony scheduled in Fujairah on 26 August 2017. The H&A matches will be played on 9 and 13 May 2018.
He concluded “this mechanism was come following the technical study which was conducted on all changes took place in sport season 2017 – 2018 to ensure the interest of UAE football and the principle of equal opportunities for all clubs”.