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EFA: Egyptian Premier League returns in 4 days

Posted on February 15, 2015

Egyptian Premier League

The (EFA) have announced the is set to return next week following last week’s Air Defense Stadium tragedy.

Mahmoud El-Shamy, Egyptian FA media spokesman, announced that the league would be returning on the 19th of February during a press conference held on Sunday, following the EFA’s meeting earlier today.

El-Shamy then explained that they would be restarting with matchday 22, while matchday 21 would be played later as postponed matches.

He then made it clear that the league’s return is still not final as they are yet to receive an approval from Ministry of Interior and the Cabinet of Ministers, however, communication with both sides is ongoing around the clock.

The spokesman then added that inactivity will hurt a huge sector that operates in the football sector which has a value of investments of nearly five billion pounds, and that some clubs have budgets of nearly 300 million pounds.

The Egyptian Premier league is currently halted indefinitely due to the Air Defence Stadium tragedy which saw the death of at least 22 fans.


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