Egyptian Football Association pushing for league to resume

Egyptian Football Association pushing for league to resume

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Fri, 16/11/2012 - 13:14

The Egyptian Football Association has presented Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal Eddin with several proposals to resume Premier League matches, which Gamal Eddin instructed ministry officials to review.

During a meeting Thursday between association members, ministers and others, it was agreed that stadiums would be prepared to begin hosting games. Meeting attendees also agreed on the importance of resuming football matches and ensuring that stadiums meet the conditions set by the public prosecution to guarantee the safety of fans.

Another meeting is planned before the end of the month to follow up on what has been accomplished.

Premier League matches were suspended following the February massacre of 74 football fans after a match between Cairo-based Ahly and Port Said's Masry at the Port Said Stadium. The Ultras Ahlawy have protested against the league resuming before the perpetrators of the violence are brought to justice.

Edited translation from MENA