Pyramids FC players (Al-Ahram)
Pyramids FC are the first Egyptian team to resume training sessions on Tuesday, after the sports minster gave the green light for clubs to do so.
Sports activities have been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus, but the government had decided to allow sports to resume starting from 20 June, part of a wider relaxation in restrictions that will see restaurants, clubs and mosques open their doors.
Footballing activity will be resumed starting from 25 July, and clubs may start training before then, once they have completed required medical tests for players and staff.
“We were granted the permission from the Egyptian Football Association and its medical committee, headed by Dr. Mohamed Soltan, to carry out the trainings in separated groups starting from Tuesday at Al-Defaa Al-Gawi stadium,” Pyramids FC football director Hani Said said in a statement published on the club’s official Twitter account.
The EFA medical committee had said the club was allowed to let players train individually until they take a second coronavirus test scheduled for Wednesday, Said added.
After the results come in, the team will return to group training sessions.
Egypt will reopen restaurants, sporting clubs and mosques and will lift a daily curfew from Saturday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and a cabinet spokesman said on Tuesday.
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