The UAE Pro League match officials continue to shine and make their mark at regional, continental, and international levels, which is a testament to the success of the UAEPL’s match officials qualification program that has focused on developing Emirati talents since 2012.
The achievements are highlighted by Hamad Al Mazrouei's current involvement in the AFC Cup, where he serves as a Match Commissioner for games held in Jordan between May 21 and 27. He has also been appointed as a Match Commissioner for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers in Bahrain between May 30 and June 17.
Al Mazrouei, the first Emirati match official to take part in the AFC competitions, took up varied roles over the past few years. He managed the Dubai zone in the 2019 Asian Cup and took part in organizing the 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Bangkok. He was also the Safety and Security Officer for the AFC Champions League Group C games held in Jeddah between April 27 and May 19, 2021.
Meanwhile, Fahad Al Hosani will participate in the second round of the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers as a Safety and Security Officer for Group D matches between June 3 and 15 in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. Al Hosani’s distinguished career saw him serve as a Local General Coordinator in the AFC Champions League, a Match Commissioner in the Arab Club Championship, and a Safety and Security Officer in the AFC Cup.
In addition, Dr. Mohamed Saeed Al Hattawi was appointed as a Match Commissioner in the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifiers held in Khorfakkan between May 20 and 25. He has also been named a Match Commissioner for Group H matches in the second round of the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers held in Seoul between June 3 and 15.
Naser Al Obaidly has also been named Match Commissioner for Group A matches in the AFC Cup held this month in Bahrain. He also previously took charge as a Match Commissioner in the 2019 AFC U19 Championship in Taiwan and as Venue Manager for the Rashid Stadium in the 2019 Asian Cup.
The previous editions of the AFC Champions League witnessed the participation of Waleed Taher as a Match Commissioner. He also served as Venue Manager for Zayed Sports City Stadium in the 2019 Asian Cup.
Meanwhile, Naser Abdulla Al Hammadi and Mansour Al Harbi had stints as Match Commissioners in earlier editions of the Arab Club Championship.