Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Egypt

League kick off set for December



Egypt will finally kick off their delayed football season on December 15, ending a 10-month hiatus of domestic action in Africa's most successful nation since the Port Said Stadium disaster earlier this year, the local football association said.

A statement followed a Thursday meeting between the Egyptian FA and premier league clubs desperate to get their season underway after an abortive attempt in September.

The decision was made without the involvement of the Egyptian government, who had senior ministers hold talks with the football association last week over security concerns.

There has been no league football in Egypt since the start of February, when a riot at a match between Al Masry and visiting Al Ahli led to 74 deaths.

Three days of national mourning were declared after the disaster and protesters in Cairo chanted slogans against the police and Egypt's military rulers.

The 2011-12 season was cancelled and an attempt to get a new campaign underway in September was aborted when protesting fans damaged the FA headquarters in Cairo.

Fanatical supporters of Al Ahli, known as 'ultras', did not want matches resumed until those they felt were responsible for the Port Said deaths had been prosecuted.

It is likely the new season will be sped up by dividing the teams into two groups to limit fixtures and then have a playoff competition in May to decide the title.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Abiye Opuamah
As Lukaku signs for the Red Devils!
Romelu Lukaku finally put pen to paper in a 75-million-pound deal that took him from Everton to...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Wayne Rooney - A Man United great
It was the summer of 2003 and a few weeks after the 2002-03 premier league season ended with...

Dr Errol Sweeney
VAR Is the way to go
If you’re not familiar with the terminology VAR by now let me explain what it means.

Segun Odegbami
Confed Cup – Cameroon and Germany
I have been following the Fifa Confederations Cup matches in Russia with interest since it started....