DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) Executive Committee has decided to increase the number of teams to eight in the Second Division after it accepted the registration of Al Nasr and Lusail clubs.
Al Kharaitiyat, Al Markhiya, Mesaimeer, Al Shamal, Muaither and Al Bidda are the other teams in the competition. the QFA said in a statement.
The league, which starts on September 18 with a match between Al Khairaitiyat Al Bidda, will be held in two phases.
The decision to increase the second division clubs has been done to expand the game and develop the sport to a bigger audience.