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Egyptian court dissolves Ahly's elected board, club to appeal

Ahram Online , Sunday 27 Dec 2015
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Cairo administrative court has decided to dissolve the board of Cairo's popular club Ahly after accepting the proceedings of a lawsuit that nullified the 2014 elections, due to "procedural failure".

The board, led by Chairman Mahmoud Taher, has announced they will appeal the decision before the Supreme Administrative court, but the club's board is yet to file its challenges.

"Ahly board stresses on its appreciation of the judicial rulings but it renews its respect to the general assembly choices. The procedural mistake wasn't the responsibility of the current board [as it happened during the former board's era] and it didn't affect the voting process anyway. The club has thus decided to lodge an appeal," Ahly said in a statement on their official website, a few hours after the court ruling.

The lawsuit, launched by two members of the club's general assembly, demanded the freezing of election results, claiming that elections were called in a meeting that did not reach the quorum for voting.

This could mark the first time for an Ahly board to be dissolved with a court ruling.

Ahly have been traditionally lauded for their administrative stability, cited by many as one of the main reasons for their huge success.

Taher has come under fire from the club's supporters after the team failed to win any major title last season. 

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