The statement regarding the resumption of the leagues came from the Yemen Football Federation.
The matches, which have been suspended for 7 years due to the conflicts in the country, started with two matches.
In the first match, the teams of “Hadramevt People” and “Ibb Union” faced each other in Hadramaut, and the match ended in a goalless draw. In the second match held in the city of Şebve, the “Taiz Şahini” team defeated the “Ibb People” team 2-0.
The Yemen Football League competitions, which were last held in 2013, are held in Hadramaut and Shabwa provinces, which are under the control of the legitimate government.
civil war in Yemen
In Yemen, where political instability has prevailed for a long time, clashes are taking place between the Iranian-backed Houthis and government-affiliated forces.
The Houthis have been in control of the capital Sana and some regions since September 2014. Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia have been supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis since March 2015.