Resigned member of the Egyptian Football Federation Ahmed Megahed - EFA website Resigned member of the Egyptian Football Federation Ahmed Megahed - EFA website

Ahmed Megahed to run for EFA despite corruption, battery allegations

Mon, Jul. 15, 2019
CAIRO - 15 July 2019: Former member of the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) Ahmed Megahed announced on Monday he will nominate himself for the EFA board in the next election, despite an assault and battery complaint against him and the launch of an investigation into EFA’s “dereliction of duty.”

In a Monday police report, the volunteer said Megahed attacked her verbally and physically during the Sunday match between Algeria and Nigeria, where she was responsible for organizing the VIP area in the stands at Cairo Stadium. The police at Nasr City station requested from One Day Surgeries Hospital a forensic examination to determine injuries inflicted on the woman.

Also on Monday, the prosecution began investigating reports filed by multiple lawyers against the EFA after Egypt’s early exit from the African Cup of Nations 2019. The reports accuse the EFA of corruption, squandering public funds, influence peddling, and other charges.

The entire EFA, including Megahed, resigned after Egypt’s loss following public backlash; however, he said he will run for a seat in the board whether the election would be held in three months or in 2020, the year in which the original term of the board ends.

Megahed, head of obscure Mega Sporting Club in Dakahlia governorate, said he is coordinating with the General Assembly of the EFA to be included in their list of nominees. He was a member of the EFA in 2012-1026 and again in 2016-2020.
 
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