The First Instant Body (FIB) of the UAE Pro League held its final meeting of the 2020-21 Club Licensing Cycle to decide on applications for AFC Licenses via video conferencing on Sunday, October 18. The meeting was overseen by Omar Al Hay Al Maydoor, the body’s Chairperson and attended by Deputy Chairperson Hamad Al Junaibi and members Ahmed Al Muhairy, Mohamed Hassan, Mohammed Al Hammadi and Yousef Uzair, as well as members of the UAE Pro League Club Licensing Department.
After reviewing the submissions of clubs that have applied during the 2020-21 licensing cycle and verifying they have met all the requirements of the club licensing system, the FIB decided to grant AFC Licenses to all 14 clubs.
The FIB meeting is the final stage of the Club Licensing Core Process, during which the UAE Pro League familiarized the clubs with the licensing requirements and the deadlines for submitting documents on the AFC's CLAS system. The Pro League Club Licensing Department then reviewed and assessed the documents and shared feedback with the clubs in order to avoid any issues prior to the submission of the final report and to help clubs receive their licenses on time and in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations.
The UAE Pro League Club Licensing Regulations were launched in the 2012-13 season, and the current cycle is the ninth since the introduction of the licensing system by the AFC.