Egyptian Football Association Abandon League Season
March 12, 2012
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has announced the cancellation of the 2011-2012 domestic league season.
After meeting with club presidents, medicine the league cancelled the remainder of the season citing a shortage of time “caused by the busy schedule of national teams” as the main reason.
The Egyptian Premier League, medstore which has been on hold since the Port Said tragedy that claimed over 77 lives, search will be replaced by a tournament involving two groups.
Sides drawn from the league table will face each other in a round robin format and the first two teams from each group play a semi-final encounter. The final is scheduled for May 18.
Al Masry have been barred from the newly established competition as a fact finding committee probes the riot at their stadium during their league fixture against Al Ahly.
Nearly 80 people were killed and hundreds injured after Al Masry fans stormed the pitch.
Meanwhile, Al Ahly have yet to confirm their participation as they continue to mourn the fans who lost their lives in Port Said.
by Ismail Uddin