Monday Apr 13, 2020. 11:00
Egyptian Football Association representative Gamal Ali has insisted that the organisation has no plans to cancel the current Premier League season in the country.
The Egyptian Premier League was initially suspended for 15 days in March in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. This was extended to at least the end of April as the seriousness of the crisis around the world revealed itself.
Rumours in Egypt have circulated suggesting that the season may be cancelled altogether, but Ali, the vice president of the EFA’s normalisation committee, has rejected this notion.
“Cancelling the league is not in our plans, especially when you consider that its an issue related to sponsors and economic matters,” he told ON Sports, as quoted by KingFut.
“We need three months to finish the league. If it resumes in July, then the league will end in October.
“Players need to have a month-long preparation period to boost their fitness after the long rest they had. They are already doing individual exercises but it’s still not enough.”
Ali’s words come soon after the news that CAF has indefinitely suspended the semifinals of the Champions League and Confederation Cup, which were supposed to be played early next month.