Wednesday Aug 21, 2019. 09:30
The Egypt Football Association (EFA) have become the latest to be placed under a normalisation committee by FIFA following the resignation of President Hany Abou-Rida and the entire board.
The mass resignations followed Egypt’s quarterfinal exit on home soil at the Africa Cup of Nations, where they lost 1-0 to South Africa.
FIFA have appointed a five-member committee under former Zamalek board member Amr Youssef Hassan El-Ganainy, who will act as chairman.
The others on the committee are Gamal Mohamed Ali, 2019 Nations Cup tournament director Mohamed Fadl, Sahar Abdel Hak and Ahmed Abdallah.
The Committee will be in place until July 31, 2020 at the latest, but which time a new board should have been elected.
The role of the normalization committee is to run the daily affairs of the organisation, review EFA statutes and make sure they are aligned with FIFA and to organise elections for a new board and president.
Egypt is the latest country to have such a committee in place and follows the likes of Ghana, Namibia, Guinea, Mali and Madagascar in recent years.