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Egypt FA: Egyptian referees assigned for Cairo derby

Egypt FA Cairo derby

The Egyptian Football Association ‘EFA’ announced that Egyptian referees will officiate the upcoming which is set to take place on April 26.

The 116th Cairo derby, which will be during the last round of the Egyptian Premier League, is usually assigned to foreign referees since it is arguably the fiercest rivalry in Africa and is one of the most anticipated matches in the Middle East.

“EFA chairman Hany Abou-Rida believes that it will be a great opportunity to honor Egyptian referees in the derby, especially that there are highly efficient Egyptian referees who can manage this game,” said Essam Abdel-Fattah, head of refereeing committee.

READ | Top 10 Cairo Derby encounters of all time

“Any success achieved by Egyptian referees is a success to Egyptian football,” he added.

It is worth mentioning that Egyptian referee Gehad Greisha was one of the six referees who are set to represent CAF in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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