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Egyptian Premier League to return in two weeks

Posted on February 13, 2015

Ibrahim Mahleb

Egypt’s prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced that the will return in two weeks, after it was temporarily suspended due to the Air Defense Stadium tragedy.

Mahlab said in a televised statement that the league will return with no fans in two weeks’ time, and a meeting will be held with the Egyptian Football Association to discuss the issue.

“The decision to stop the league was to review and assess the situation,” he said. “There was a plan to disturb the Egyptian state entity,” said Mahlab.

He explained that the league will return due to its effect on a number of Egyptians who work in football.

“The league will return because it impacts a lot of Egyptians,” he added.

Zamalek and ENPPI match incidents resulted in the death of at least 22 Zamalek fans, and there were talks of cancelling the season, just like in 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 respectively.


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