President of Egyptian FA forced out of role

July 8, 2010

The president of the Egyptian Football Federation, Samir Zaher, has been relieved of his duties after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that he was ineligible for the position.

Zaher, who was re-elected into the role of president in 2008, was in a long-running court battle with one of his rivals, Osama Khalil.

Khalil moved to sue Zaher so he couldn’t run for the elections after he was previously charged with issuing bounced bank cheques.

And after an 18-month-long court case, it was found that Zaher “did not deserve” the president’s seat.

EFA vice-president, Hani Abou-Rida has taken temporary charge of the role until the elections take place in September.