Corporate sports events have, over the years, got increasingly competitive.
However, an Over-38 football competition between Dubai government entities is ready to take it to a new level.
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has Argentine legend and former UAE coach Diego Maradona playing for them as they attempt to win the trophy from defending champions Dubai Municipality.
The ‘7 Up Dubai Government Entities Football League’ enters the knockout stages this Thursday Maradona has already starred for the DSC in their narrow 3-2 win over Dubai Courts last week with the Argentinean scoring two and setting up one goal for the hosts.
Only a win against defending champions Dubai Municipality will suffice for the DSC team in Thursday’s encounter.
Meanwhile, in other matches, the General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs will face His Highness The Ruler’s Court, Dubai Health Authority will take on Dubai Police while Dubai Airports Corporation will cross swords with Civil Defence Department to decide the other teams to advance to the knockout stages.
The Directorate General for Residency and Foreigners Affairs defeated Dubai Media 2-1, Dubai Free Zone overcame Dubai Airports Corporations
3-2 and DEWA had to resort to the tie-breaker to beat Dubai Municipality 3-2 and the Dubai Crown Prince’s Office defeated Dubai Courts 7-6 on sudden death while Dubai Police blanked Fly Emirates 13-0.
The quarter-finals of the U-37 competition is scheduled for Saturday (March 30) with Public Prosecution playing Dubai Crown Prince’s Office, Civil Defence Department taking on Dewa, Dubai Health Authority facing Dubai Free Zone and defending champions Dubai Police taking on General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs.