He is in his third year running The Football Academy, successfully winning the Dubai Sport Council U18's League in 2017. From the inception, TFA has shown consistent success.
The team has made it to the semi-finals in the Dubai Super Cup 2016, secured a runners up spot in the Jebel Ali League 2016, were runners up in the AST Dubai International Cup and Champions of the Dubai Sport Council League in 2017.
Under Ali's guidance, TFA has slowly but surely grown into one of UAE's elite teams, starting with one team in 2016, to two teams in 2017 and 3 elite teams heading into 2018. Prior to establishing The Football Academy, Coach Ali worked with many academies in Dubai including Desert Rangers, Arsenal Soccer School & Esports. Ali is an English FA qualified coach (level 2), currently undertaking USA national B licence .