Prozone users lead the way in UAE
Performance analysis in the UAE continues to go from strength to strength, with three Prozone clients in the country – Al Ain, Al-Ahli and Al Jazira – leading the way in domestic competitions.
Having secured their tenth UAE Pro League Committee title last season, Al Ain have followed their success with an excellent start to the 2012/13 campaign. Leading the league with 31 points from 12 games, Al Ain also triumphed in the Etisalat Super Cup (the season opener played between the league and cup champions).
Propelled by the exceptional goal scoring form of ex-Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan (20 goals in 12 games), Al Ain have lost just one of their first dozen games and are already six points clear at the top of the league.
Currently sitting second in the UAE PLC are Al-Ahli, last season's Etisalat Cup winners. Profiting from the prolific finishing of the former Brazil international Grafite (18 goals in 11 games), Al-Ahli are currently on 25 points going into the second half of the season.
Just one point behind Al-Ahli are 2010/11 league champions Al Jazira. Boasting the best defensive record in the division, the team have conceded just 12 goals in 12 games with a defence consisting entirely of home-grown players.
With international stars such as Ricardo Oliveira and Matías Delgado in their attack, Al Jazira will be looking to mount a serious title challenge during the latter half of the campaign.
One of the fastest-growing leagues in the AFC, football in the UAE continues its rapid development. After their success during the early stages of the season, we’d like to wish our clients in the country all the best as they compete for the title over the coming months.