Abu Dhabi: Bani Yas Club have extended the contracts of two of their youth players to ensure continued success of the club.

Amer Abdul Rahman and Diab Awanah, both members of the UAE national youth squad and the Bani Yas A team, have signed a five-year contract extension.

On the other hand, Bani Yas Football Club Company has also signed contracts with the two soccer stars to play for it's ‘A' team for five additional years. The two footballers were part of the national team which won the 2008 Asian Cup and also qualified for last year's World Youth Cup.

In his comments, Dean Mattar Al Muhairi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bani Yas Football Club Company, said: "Our contract with Amer Abdul Rahman and Diab Awanah reaffirms our belief in their abilities and potential.

"Signing these players is in line with our company's strategy to bring in the best of talent to ensure continued success of our club. We are confident that this move will not only help harness the skills of the talented soccer players but also benefit the Bani Yas Football Club and overall football standards across the UAE."

BID CEO Wael Tawil, CEO of Bani Yas Investment and Development Company (BID), who will sponsor these two players, said: "BID's decision to sponsor Amer Abdul Rahman and Diab Awanah is part of our mandate to encourage talent in the football loving Bani Yas and the UAE.

Through this endeavour, we aim to make Bani Yas the centre of excellence in the UAE and create a healthy sports loving environment. BID aspires to create an integrated development that fosters various aspects of life, ranging from education to healthy lifestyle and sports and this sponsorship is one of the pivotal steps in this direction."

In Bani Yas, BID is currently developing Bawabat Al Sharq, which includes speciality training clubs and a major Fifa standard stadium with a seating capacity for over 20,000 spectators.