Egypt's Ahly board fate to be decided 24 January

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Jan 2016

If the appeal is rejected, it would mark the first time that an Ahly board has been dissolved by court order

Mahmoud Taher
Egypt's Al-Ahly Chairman Mahmoud Taher (Reuters)

Egypt’s High Administrative Court is set to give a final judgment on 24 January on Ahly board’s appeal against its dissolution.   

Under the leadership of Chairman Mahmoud Taher, Ahly’s board was dissolved by an administrative court due to a "procedural failure," with their appeal initially being rejected.  

Although the final ruling is anticipated to be made on 24 January, the High Administrative Court’s decision may be postponed.

The lawsuit, launched by two members of the club's general assembly, demanded that the election results be frozen, claiming that they were decided upon in a meeting that did not reach the quorum for voting.

If the court rules against the appeal, it will mark the first time that an Ahly board has been dissolved by court order.

Ahly have traditionally been lauded for their administrative stability, cited by many as one of the main reasons for their huge success.

Taher has come under fire from the club's supporters after the team failed to win any major title last season.

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