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EFA introduce reserves’ league, increase squads

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Samir Zaher has reiterated that the reserves’ league will be inaugurated starting from the next campaign

Mohamed Mosselhi, Friday 10 Dec 2010
Samir Zaher

 “The reserves' league will be played, starting  next season but we have not yet  agreed  on the final format of the competition,” Zaher was quoted as saying on the EFA official website.

The new competition has been at the centre of controversy amid claims it could disturb the Egyptian premier league schedule and add an unneeded burden.

 "We decided to increase the number of players in the club squad to 30 instead of 25, to provide enough manpower for the clubs to play in the reserves’ league” he added.

The number of players per club has already been set at 30 in previous years but was limited to 25 at the beginning of the season, in addition to 5 young players, in order to promote youth football.

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