Four Egyptian clubs stand in solidarity with Al Ahly
Four Egyptian Premier League clubs have joined Al Ahly in their request to not postpone any league games after the 2019 AFCON.
The EFA have struggled to implement a solid schedule to league and cup games as several teams participate in continental and regional competitions. To make matters worse, they had to readjust the schedule in January when Egypt got chosen to host the 2019 AFCON.
Egypt’s football governing body had recently released new dates for the final matchday of the league, which was met with disapproval by Al Ahly board, and they announced that they will release a statement with new league schedule amendments.
On Friday night the Reds released a statement criticizing the constant change of schedule, saying that it goes against all the fair play rules. They then threatened to forfeit from Egyptian Premier League if any league games were to be postponed to after the AFCON.
Following the Reds’ statement, four clubs have announced they stand in solidarity with Al Ahly, revealing they refuse to continue the league campaign after the 2019 AFCON.
Smouha, Entag El-Harby, Haras El-Hodood, and Arab Contractors have all requested to finish their league games before the tournament, which starts on June 21.
They all also demanded to have a proper break between this season and the next one, and that the final game week sees all the matches starting at the same time to ensure fair play.
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