Al Jazira Complains Against the Refereeing Mistakes

Al Jazira complained against the refereeing mistakes committed in their match against Ajman in the 24th round of the UAE Professional League. Via Twitter, Al Jazira Club announced that it has submitted an official complaint to the UAE Football Association.

The match, which was officiated by the referee Hamad Youssef and his assistant referees, Ahmed Al Rashidi, Zayed Daoud, and Hassan Al Balushi, ended in a 3-3 draw.

“Pride of Abu Dhabi” tweeted:

“Al-Jazira Club submitted an official complaint to the UAE Football Association against the refereeing team that supervised yesterday’s match between Ajman and Al Jazeera in the 24th round of the league. Further, The club is confident that officials will take the necessary measures to avoid committing fatal mistakes that affect the match results and the tournament standings.”


In the meantime, Al-Jazira supervisor Hussein Suhail commented on the refereeing mistakes that occurred in the team’s match against Ajman.

Suhail expressed his club’s dissatisfaction with the refereeing mistakes they suffered from.

Furthermore, he considered that these mistakes deprived Al-Jazira of its right to win the full three points.

Over the past years, the Emirati football scene has witnessed an escalating controversy regarding refereeing mistakes.

However, all the efforts made by the UAE Football Association to find solutions to this serious problem have failed.

As a result, Emirati refereeing experts proposed 4 steps to tackle problems committed by the referees of the UAE League.

This is a summary of the four steps suggested by the experts:

  • Finding more qualified chairperson and members of the Referees Committee
  • Reconsidering the executive management of refereeing.
  • Benefiting from the experiences of former referees.
  • Finding more cooperation between referees.

Clubs criticized refereeing mistakes affecting local competitions.

As a result, the head of the UAE Referees Committee, Ali Hamad Al-Baddawi, resigned from his post last March.

Al-Baddawi’s resignation came due to the increasing complaints about the refereeing scene in the UAE Professional League.


See also: A Foreign Refereeing Team Officiates The Match Of Al-Hilal V.S. Al-Shabab



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