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Egyptian Premier League starts on 21 September; Ahly, Zamalek to clash in 4th and 21st rounds

Mahmoud Sheleib, Thursday 12 Sep 2019
Ahly vs Zamalek
FILE PHOTO - Zamalek v Al Ahly - Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - March 30, 2019 Al Ahly's Nasser Maher in action (Reuters)
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The Egyptian Football Association's competitions committee announced on Thursday the new season's fixtures table, revealing that Ahly will start their journey by facing Smouha, while Zamalek is facing Ittihad of Alexandria.

The derby between Ahly and Zamalek will not be played at the end of each half of the season, as the new draw system put the first leg match in the 4th round, while the second leg match will take place in the 21st round.

Head of the competitions committee Hossam El-Zanaty revealed that the 2019-2020 Egyptian Premier League season will start on 21 September, and is scheduled to conclude by May, putting in consideration that Egyptian teams are participating in regional and continental competitions.

"The teams that will play in African competitions and in Arab Club Championship abroad will take a four-day rest before and after the game," El-Zanaty said during the Egyptian Premier League's draw ceremony.

"The teams playing in Egypt will be given three days before the game and three days after the game to rest.

"If one of these teams reaches the semi final or final stage, the team will be given five days rest in the home match and six days in the away game," he said.

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