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Pyramids FC welcomes move to resume Egyptian league

Ahram Online , Friday 22 May 2020
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Pyramids FC will return to training sessions in a few days, the club said on Friday, as the club's management welcomed the planned resumption of the Egyptian Premier League after a suspension due to the coronavirus.

Minister of Sports and Youth Ashraf Sobhi announced on Thursday that football teams will resume training sessions from mid-June as part of preparations for the restart of the domestic league.

"We don't have any problem with the return of the league," Pyramids FC’s football director Hani Saied told a local television programme.

"We welcome the activity resumption, and since the start of the crisis we have been ready for the return anytime," he added.

Runaway leaders Ahly, who are overwhelming favourites to win a fifth straight Premier League title, also welcomed the move to resume the season, saying that it is essential to avert drastic financial losses for clubs.

Most Premier League clubs, including Zamalek, Ismaily, Masry, Smouha, Tanta and Wadi Degla, have said they want the season cancelled over health concerns.

Coronavirus cases in the country have topped 1,500 and continue to increase steadily.

The initial suspension of football activities in March was set to last two weeks, but was renewed. Clubs also halted training sessions.

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