Farouk Ga’afar, manager of El-Geish, has attacked the decision of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to cancel the Egyptian Premier League season and replace it with a friendly tournament.
“Who took the decision to cancel the league season? People sitting in cafes could make a better decision,” Ga’afar told a TV programme on the Modern Sports channel.
The current EFA board, which was appointed after the former board resigned following the Port Said disaster on 1 February, cancelled the season to avoid potential crowd violence.
“I demand the resumption of the competition. I think it is really bad for Egypt's reputation to hold a so-called friendly tournament,” Ga’far insisted.
“Football is a big business and cancelling the competition will cost clubs, players, media and all the people involved in it a lot of money,” he concluded.
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