Egyptian football games to kickoff early in new season to save energy: Minister

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 29 Aug 2022

Egypt will be adopting early kickoffs for football games in the new season that is set to start in mid-october as part of national plans to turn off lights early to save energy.

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“The Premier League will inform all clubs that the last starting time of football games in the new season will be 07:00 pm instead of 09:00 pm in the ending season,”  Minister of Sports Ashraf Sobhy told ON Time Sports TV channel.

“Early starting times come in accordance to the recently launched plan by the government to reduce local power consumption. We instructed all the stadiums’ officials to turn off the lights immediately at the end of matches,” the sports minister added.

Earlier in August, Egypt launched a plan to reduce local power consumption with the aim of exporting more natural gas.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has announced that the 2022-2023 League season will start on 15 October 2022.

The current season ends on 30 August.

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