Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) concluded round one of the qualifying stage from the its 7th annual football tournament ‘Tolerance Tournament’ on Wednesday, 6th February 2019. The matches so far revealed a high level of professionalism with a total of 69 goals scored. Round two of the qualifying stage began on the 6th and continue till Monday, 11th February.

In spite of the cold weather, DJI’s football field was filled with large crowds of fans, who provided wonderful performances amid enthusiasm and unrivaled encouragement, enhanced by the professional commentary in each game by the outstanding sports commentator at Sharjah Sports TV, Abdulhamid Al Jasmi, who praised the players’ outstanding performance. During round one of the qualifying stage, impressive results were recorded by a number of government entities including Dubai Courts, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Customs, Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, and Dubai Police.

HE Justice Dr Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of DJI, commented: “We are very happy with the fierce enthusiastic competition between the competing teams in a friendly sportsmanship manner. This shows the positive impact this tournament has on the players’ moral values in line with the Year of Tolerance, and its important role in motivating the youth to participate, develop their skills, and help them spend enjoyable and useful times for the purpose of competition and fair play. We express our sincere gratitude to the audience, who were keen to attend and encourage the players, adding more fun and enthusiasm to each of the matches.”

The organisers expect the competition to intensify in the coming days, and experience strong qualifying in the following rounds. The abundance of goals that were recorded was an important factor to increase excitement and enthusiasm, which helped highlight a number of players and teams, including Dubai Police who emerged as a competitor after scoring 15 goals against the General Civil Aviation Authority.

DJI’s annual football tournament chose ‘Tolerance Tournament’ as the theme for its 7th edition, in celebration of the Year of Tolerance 2019 in the UAE. Sponsors of the 2019 tournament include Union Coop (Golden Sponsor), Sirma Water (Silver Sponsor), Al Bayan newspaper, Dubai Sports TV, and Al Barjeel Foundation (Media Sponsors).

The results of the first round of the qualifying stage came as follows:

·         Dubai Courts team (6) - The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (2)

·         Dubai Electricity and Water Authority scored (6) -  Dar al Ber Society who scored (3)

·         Public Prosecution Dubai (2) -  Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (2)

·         Dubai Municipality (5) - Dubai Economy (2)

·         The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (2) - Union Coop (2)

·         Dubai Customs (4) - Dubai Land Department (1)

·         Dubai Civil Defence (7) - Dubai Health Authority (3)

·         Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (4) - Al Tamimi & Company (2)

·         Dubai Police (15) - General Civil Aviation Authority (1)

·         Dubai Taxi Corporation (0) – Roads and Transport Authority (0)

The first results of round two of the qualifying stage were:

·         Dubai Electricity and Water Authority scored (7) - The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department (0)

·         Dubai Courts (7) -  Dar al Ber Society who scored (1)


Source: Cicero and Bernay