The Champion of the 4th edition of Dubai Residential Districts Championship (Furjan 4) defeated the Champion of Sharjah Suburbs Championship 3-2 via penalty-shootout in a friendly match, held at the sandy pitch of Dubai World Trade Center.
The aim of the match was to activate the Memorandum of Association signed recently between Dubai Sports Council and Sharjah Sports Council, based on both Councils' strategic objectives. The memorandum is part of the great efforts exerted by the two parties to boost mechanism of communication and cooperation / adopt a proper national method to develop sports sector in UAE.
It was an exciting friendly match. Sharjah Suburb Team recorded two goals and then Dubai Furjan Team recorded two successive goals only few minutes before the end of the match, bringing the game to the point of draw. Both teams were thus resorted to penalty shootout.
By the end of the match, top official persons from DSC & Sharjah Sports Council rewarded players of both teams with cups & medals. Ridha Bilal from Furjan Team was rewarded as the best player of the match.
The match is the start of fruitful cooperation between both Councils. In this respect it is to be mentioned that several mutual initiatives to be held during the upcoming period including: exchange of experiences & information to fix visions & programs in various sports fields / hosting of local, international & continental championships.