Amer Hussein – Press image courtesy file photo Amer Hussein – Press image courtesy file photo

Canceling Egyptian League is unlikely

Tue, Oct. 3, 2017
CAIRO - 3 October 2017: Amer Hussein said on Tuesday that canceling the local league is a farfetched option, even if the national team qualifies to the World Cup.

On Tuesday morning, Amer Hussien, head of the Competition Committee of the Egyptian Football Association, said on Stade Al Hadaf radio program that it would be very difficult to delay or cancel the Egyptian League competition even if the Egyptian national team qualified to 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Egyptian national team manager, Hector Cuper, knows it’s a very difficult decision to delay the Egyptian League competition, and that doing so will not affect his squad well, because the team depends on 14 professional players.

The competition was canceled in 1990 after Egypt qualified to the World Cup, and Amer Hussien said the Egyptian League now is being played with many sponsor companies backing the league’s teams. Nowadays, a lot of money is paid on advertising and sponsorships, but in the past the competition was played freely, without any sponsorships; thus, making it hard to postpone or cancel the competition now.

Egypt tops Group E in the African World Cup qualifiers and it will host Congo next Sunday at Borg El Arab Stadium in the fifth round of the Word Cup qualifiers. The Pharaohs need to beat Congo, and Uganda needs to lose against Ghana, for Egypt to qualify directly to the World Cup.
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