Egypt Super Cup to be played out-of-country by end of September

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Aug 2015

The competition's sponsor had recently suggested to hold the match in the UAE

Zamalek players
Zamalek players celebrate after scoring a goal (Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has agreed in principle to hold the Super Cup match outside Egypt by the end of September, EFA board member Mahmoud El-Shamy said.

"There is a decision in principle to play the Super Cup outside Egypt," El-Shamy said on television Friday night amid recent reports that the competition's sponsor had suggested holding the match in the United Arab Emirates.

"We will be choosing between more than one offer in the coming period. We rejected a suggestion to play the match during the new season and instead it will be by the end of September," he added.

Zamalek, who recently ended an 11-year league drought to clinch their 12th ever domestic title, is set to face the undecided champion of Egypt Cup in the Super Cup match.

The Egypt Cup competition is currently in the quarterfinals round.

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