Last Update 12:30
Sunday, 22 September 2019

Egypt's sports minister appoints new board for Ahly

An interim board headed by Adel Heikal will take the charge of Ahly as former board headed by Hassan Hamdy faces charges of financial violations

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 18 Jan 2014
Ahly chairman Hassan Hamdy
Ahly chairman Hassan Hamdy (Photo: Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1656
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1656

Egyptian Sports Minister Taher Abouzeid canceled the extension of Ahly's board and temporarily appointed a new board for the Cairo giants on Saturday.

State news agency MENA reported that the board will be headed by the club former goalkeeper and star Adel Heikal until a new board is elected.

The 80-year old Heikal is considered an icon of Egyptian football and Ahly.

Ahly's board elections were scheduled to take place last May, but the former sports minister extended the duration of the current board, headed by Hassan Hamdy, due to the country's instability.

The relationship between Abouzeid and Hamdy's board grew tense recently after Ahly's board decided to sell its TV rights individually, refusing to join other Egyptian clubs' collective deal.
 
"Sports Minister Taher Abouzeid referred Ahly's former board to the public funds prosecution on charges of financial violations, according to the ministry's legal affairs department," MENA said.

The board headed by former Ahly defender Hamdy lodged complaints against Abouzeid to Egypt's cabinet, FIFA and the International Olympic Committee.

The 64- year old Hamdy became the club's 13th president in 2002. 

Last October, Sports Minister Abouzeid appointed a new interim board for Ahly rivals Zamalek, ending the extension of the former board headed by Mamdouh Abbas.

 

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)More to follow

 

Search Keywords:
Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.