Egyptian referee to officiate the Egypt Cup final: Pereira

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Apr 2023

An Egyptian referee will officiate the 2021-2022 Egypt’s Cup final upon the request of Vitor Melo Pereira head and the referees committee, The Egyptian Football Association announced on Thursday

Vitor Melo Pereira


The 37-time champions Ahly will face Pyramids FC in the final on Monday at Cairo International Stadium.

“The Egyptian Football Association has approved Pereira’s request to assign an Egyptian refereeing crew for the game, which is in favor of the Egyptian refereeing system,” the EFA said on its official Facebook account.

From his part, Pereira praised the Egyptian referees saying that they deserve to officiate the major games and have the chance  to show their skills, 

”We want progress and development in the level of refereeing here, which could help the Egyptian referees to go to major tournaments such as the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.” Vitor Pereira said in a video posted on the EFA Facebook account on Thursday. 

"The final is one of the most important games, and I wish everyone success, including the match refereeing staff."

Ahly reached the final after defeating Alexandria-based club, Smouha, 3-1, while Pyramids FC advanced to the final after beating title holders, Zamalek, 4-3 in penalty shootout.

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