Doha, - The Qatar Stars League today ran a workshop highlighting the importance of reducing time wasting incidents during gameplay for the upcoming 2017/2018 QSL season. The event was held in the presence Mohammed Ahmed Al-Abdullah, Director of Sports affairs for the QSL, along with the players and coaches of QSL sides.
Also present at the event was Naji Al-Juwaini, Executive Director of the Qatar Football Federation's Arbitration Department, and Fahd Thani, Director of the Development Department at the QFA. The lecture focused on the reduction of time wasting incidence in the new season, in order to push up the overall playing time to a 60 minute average which is in line with a directive by the AFC.
This season the QSL registered an average of 54.7 minutes of playing time, which is above the average of other AFC confederations at 52 minutes but some way short of the 60 minute AFC target. The session was opened by Naji Al-Juwaini who highlighted a number of ways that both players and officials could reduce the overall playing time of the game in the reduction of timewasting and slow substitutions which leads to a reduction in playing time.
Fahd Thani of the QFA then took the stage to note that the QFA & QSL will be working hard over the course of the season to increase the overall playing time in games, and to go above the target of 60 minutes set by the AFC. Thani also stressed that by hitting the playing time target will lead to an overall improvement in play for football and will be a key to further development.
Whilst Fahd concluded the presentation with practical video examples of how teams can effectively increase their match playing time. The workshop further underlines the dedication of the QSL in aiding the development of football within the state of Qatar. (QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency