Ajman lost their match against Shabab Al-Ahli in the first round competitions of the ADNOC Professional League that took place on 23rd January, at Rashid bin Saeed Stadium. In round 13, Shabab Al-Ahli raised their tally to 28 points in first place and Ajman remained with 23 points leaving them at fourth place temporarily.
Mohamed Ismail, defender of Ajman, got the fastest red card in the professional league this season in only 25 seconds after kick-off, after his intervention with Walid Abbas, Shabab Al-Ahli defender.
Despite the numerical shortage, Ajman was the first to open the scoring, after a distinguished individual effort from Firas Belarabi, who received the ball professionally inside the penalty area and hit a powerful ball, the goalkeeper - Majid Nasser was unable to stop him in the 38th minute.
Al-Arabi participated in 12 of the last 20 goals for Ajman in the league, by scoring 9 goals and assisting 3. Shabab Al-Ahly tried to equalize, but Youssef Ahmed, the goalkeeper of Ajman, was on the lookout for two dangerous shots from Hareb Abdullah and Yuri Cesar.
Kartabia scored the equalizing goal for Shabab Al-Ahly from a penalty kick in the thirteenth minute of stoppage time.
Kartabia contributed to 5 of the last 7 goals of Shabab Al-Ahly in the league (3 goals and 2 assists).
Shabab Al-Ahly advanced with a goal from friendly fire, which Abdul Rahman Rakan scored by mistake in his own goal in the 63rd minute. Then Guilherme da Silva secured victory with a goal from a powerful shot from outside the penalty area in the 74th minute.