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Egyptian Premier League: Fixtures announced

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) officially announced the fixtures for the first half of the 2012/2013 Premier League on Tuesday, as the newly formatted league iset to commence on February 2nd, following a year without domestic football.

Although the court is due to deliver a final verdict on the Port Said tragedy on January 26th 2013, just 7 days before the league’s scheduled re-start, while the Ultras Ahlawy (Al-Ahly’s hardcore supporters) demand that no domestic football will be played until justice is served, the EFA has announced the fixture list for the two-group 2012/2013 season following a draw on Tuesday.

On February 2, Al-Ahly start their campaign away to Ghazl El-Mahalla – a fixture that saw massive crowd trouble last year with Mahalla fans invading the pitch in protest over a goal – while Zamalek host Ittihad of Alexandria in Cairo, followed by games against Police Union, El-Dakhleya and Petrojet.

Ahly’s following three matches are against Lierse’s parent club Wadi Degla, Smouha and Bani Sweif Telephones.

Cairo giants Al-Ahly and Zamalek, who’s home venues are yet to be confirmed, are separated each in a group among the top-flight Egyptian clubs.

Initial reports signals that games this season will be played behind closed doors.

Follow @King Fut on Twitter and Facebook for further updates on the Egyptian Premier League.

King Fut‘s Moustafa El Chiati can also be found on Twitter @MoustafaFC.

Co-founder of KingFut.com and a rabid life-long fan of all things Egyptian and international football. Moustafa's passion and dedication to the cause spans close to three decades of profound interest in monitoring the developments of the Egyptian football scene from the perspective of an Egyptian football loyalist at heart with a critical discerning eye of an international football observer. He has previously contributed articles to various blogs such as A Football Report, Lovely Left Foot and more. Moustafa is also also a long-suffering, beleaguered fantasy football manager who, never walks alone. YNWA.

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