Parvin admits Federation proposal

PLDC - Ali Parvin, head coach of Persepolis of Tehran, has denied the fact that he was about to become a candidate as head of the Iranian Football Federation. He says he has no idea about such a move. It appears that he has been asked to join the IFF as a technical advisor but things will come to light in the near future.

Tabriz to host Persepolis-Esteqlal derby

IRNA - Tabriz was picked up to play the role of the host to the eagerly-awaited Persepolis-Esteqlal match of the 11th week of Iran Pro League.

Mobali to join Niroye Zamini

PLDC - Iman Mobali, ex-Foulad Khouzestan player, is now trying hard to find any team and join them for the rest of the football season but he is having difficulty in this regard. He is at present in Ahwaz trying to sort matters out, but he will return to Tehran soon.

Saipa chairman upset by heavy loss

PLDC - During the practice session on Saturday, 21/12/2002, Saipa Chairman, Salehi had harsh words for his team after their heavy 3-0 loss to Sepahan on Friday, 20/12/2002, in the 8th week of the Iranian Professional League. He requested that the boys work more seriously from the 9th week and next every member in the team was to blamed for the defeat.

Rezaei–denies being carpet merchant

PLDC - The most successful football player in the history of Mazandaran, Rahman Rezaie of Perugia, owes his fortunes to his presence within the Serie A if Italy. He spoke to the press and media in this regard and said that Italian football was very powerful and without equal in the world. He has gained much useful knowledge and experience through serious, hard work which has also affected the quality of his performance.

Enayati, “Abumoslem could have scored five”

PLDC - In the 8th week of the Iranian Professional League Abu Moslem played against Foolad Khouzestan and defeated them with the score of 2-1. The goal for Abu Moslem was scored by Reza Enayati in the 34th minute of the match.

Haghdoost will make up for kindness of chairman

PLDC - Davood Haghdoost, Peykan defender, missed his chance to score a penalty in the Esteghlal Tehran and Peykan Tehran match which ended with the score of 2-1, in the 8th week of the Iranian Professional League. In an interview with the press after the match he commented, “During the match with Esteghlal, I was not under physical or mental stress.

Zarincheh out with injury

PLDC - In the 8th week of the Iranian Professional League Esteghlal Tehran defeated Peykan Tehran with the score of 2-1. Javad Zarincheh, Estehglal Tehran player, was replaced in the second half of the match by the head coach, Roland Koch.

Ghamkhar sides with Parvin

PLDC - Akbar Ghamkhar, chairman of Persepolis of Tehran, expressed the opinion that Yadegar Imam Stadium in Tabriz was the ideal place for holding the Esteghlal – Persepolis match in the 11th week of the Professional League. He went on to add, “Because Persepolis is host to Esteghlal in the 11th week of the Professional League, our choice is Yadegar Imam Stadium in Tabriz.

Hejazi wants to be of service to Iran

PLDC - In the great Samsung celebration (organized by Avideh Organisation) on Thursday, 19/12/2002, at the Ministry of Interior theatre complex, a number of sports, cinema, music, theatre, television, press and media, wrestling, bodybuilding, martial arts and well-known Iranian personalities took part.

Koch objects to transfer of Momenzadeh

PLDC - Ahmad Momenzadeh, Esteghlal Tehran striker is in the next few days joining Al Vasl of the UAE, who is facing tough times and cannot score goals and were in search of a striker who could cover their weakness when they found Momenzadeh.

A new stadium for Esteghlal

PLDC - A new stadium will soon be built for Esteghlal of Tehran beside Eram Park. The club will be a complex of cultural, artistic and sports activities. Ronald Koch, head coach of Esteghlal commented on the events surrounding the opening ceremony of the stadium in about ten days, “In the first phase of its construction the pool, sauna, administrative and club management building will be built within the next ten months along with suitable, internationally acceptable grass pitches.

Al Jazira 1 Al Ahli 2 - Sharjah 1 Al Wasl 2 - Al Shabab 2 Al Dhafra 2 (Kazemian, Majidi and Daei Scored)

Yesterday was a black day for the Abu Dhabi-based football teams, as both Al Jazira and Al Wahda lost at home to Al Ahli (1-2) and Al Shaab (0-1) respectively. With Al Ittihad drawing 1-1 against joint leaders Al Ain, the lead in the first division league stays with Al Ahli.