Egyptian League rescheduled, three clubs reject regulations

Eslam Omar, Thursday 17 Mar 2011

Football association announces premier league will resume on 13 April amid dispute over relegations

Egyptian League
(Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Thursday that the Egyptian Premier League (EPL) will resume on 13 April and finish by 10 July.

EFA president Samir Zaher held a Thursday meeting with presidents of all Premier League clubs to discuss EPL organisational issues during which they agreed on a new timeline for the competition.

Only three clubs, Al-Gouna, Ittihad of Alexandria and Wadi Degla, objected to the decision to relegate three clubs from the first to the second division, but voting resolved the debate.

The League has been suspended since 25 January due to the Egyptian uprising that forced former president Hosni Mubarak from power.

The EFA announced earlier this week that the compitiotion would resume on 15 April before today's meeting and rescheduling.

Cairo giants Zamalek, who are chasing their first league title since 2004, top the table with 32 points from 15 matches, three ahead of nearest challengers Ismaily, while their arch-rivals lie in fourth place with 26 points.

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