Egypt to discuss football competitions resumption

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

Gamal Allam will lead a meeting with the EFA board Saturday to discuss future of Egyptian football amid security problems

Egypt

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announce they will discuss on Saturday 17 August the future of the country's football, considering the extraordinary circumstances on the streets and politics.

"The Association, under the leadership of Gamal Allam, will discuss the following league seasons, besides the preparations for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers," stated the EFA official website Monday.

Egypt cancelled two consecutive football seasons midway due to the country's unrest, which includes the ouster of two presidents - Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi - after mass protests.

On 1 February 2012, more than 70 Ahly fans died in clashes with rivals Masry following a league game.

Security concerns still present, masses are still in the streets protesting against what they call a "military coup" and demanding the return of Morsi and other "elected institutions."

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