The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has decided to cancel this season's Egypt Cup after all football activities in the country came to a halt during the 25 January revolution.
“It’s quite impossible to continue the cup championship in the current circumstances in Egypt after we delayed the league for six weeks so there is not enough time for all competitions till the end of the season,” EFA competitions’ committee head Amer Hussein told Ahram Online.
The EFA has put on hold all football activities till 6 March, leading the Egyptian Premier League season to be extended to July. The competition's committee will meet this week to confirm the start date and reschedule all matches.
“Some clubs are involved in continental competition like African Champions League and African Confederation Cup in addition to the engagement of the Egyptian National team in 2012 African Cup of Nation (ACN) qualifiers.” Hussein added.
The Pharaohs have a tough clash against South Africa in 25 March in their third round of the 2012 ACN qualifiers, in which they lie bottom of their group with a single point from a possible six.