Wednesday Apr 01, 2020. 12:00
Football legend Ahmed Hassan says he is considering a run for the presidency of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).
The EFA has been run by a FIFA-appointed five-member normalisation committee since the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but their tenure ends on 31 July 2020 – necessitating an election for new board members and a president.
Hassan, who is a legend of the sport in Egypt after winning four AFCON titles and accumulating over 180 caps for the Pharaohs, could potentially be a strong candidate for the leadership role.
“I’m thinking of running for the EFA presidency, I’m still studying the situation,” the 44-year-old told OnTime Sports 2, as quoted by KingFut.
“But I honestly didn’t make a final decision, I want to be in a position to help the development of the sport.
“I talked with many parties and there are many teams who want me in the FA but as I said I didn’t make a decision.
“My decision will be made when I find a group of people looking to work for the benefit of Egyptian football not for anything else,” he concluded.
Hassan, since his retirement, has worked in managerial roles at Petrojet and was part of Shawky Gharib’s Egypt national team coaching staff.