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Ahly withdraw Egypt FA boycott as El-Sheikh ban lifted

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Sep 2015
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Ahly board have decided to withdraw its previously announced boycott of Egyptian Football Association (EFA) after the association lifyed a ban on their new-signing Ahmed El-Shiekh, the club ssid late Saturday.

“Under the leadership of Mahmoud Taher, Ahly board have decided Saturday to withdraw EFA boycott,” the club said on their official website.

Last month, ex-Maqassa midfielder Ahmed El-Sheikh, 26, was handed a four-month suspension and fined LE133,000 fine after being found guilty of simultaneously signing for two clubs, Ahly and Zamalek.

Ahly reacted to the decision by announcing a boycott of a “biased” EFA.

But their arch-rivals Zamalek later saved the day by withdrawing their complaint against the player to allow the association to lift the ban and fine.

The two Cairo giants are competing in the Egypt Cup semifinals mid September, alongside with Petrojet and Smouha.

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