Clubs agree to resume Egyptian league

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 20 Feb 2011

Clubs confident that the time is now right to get back to playing

Ahly

Egyptian football clubs have agreed, in a meeting with the Egyptian football association (EFA) on Sunday, to ask the Supreme Council of Armed Forces to resume the Egyptian league.

All football activities have been halted since demonstrations erupted on 25 January, but now the clubs are seeking to continue domestic tournaments as the country becomes more settled following former president Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

The Supreme Council of Armed Forces is running Egypt on a temporary basis until the next presidential elections, scheduled for September.

“The clubs discussed the possibility of resuming the Egyptian league behind closed doors and asked for assigning an initial date for the competition’s resumption,” the EFA said in a statement on its official website on Sunday.

At the end of the meeting, which was attended by all clubs officials except Arab Contractors and Wadi Degla, the clubs expressed their confidence in the Supreme Council of Armed forces to ensure the required security for resuming the competition.

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