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Egypt League to return in a fortnight

Published On 14/02/2015 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Best of the Rest, Egypt, Latest News, Top Stories

The Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab has announced that the Egyptian Premier League will return in two weeks time after it was suspended.

A meeting has been scheduled with the Egypt Football Association which will see the league resume in two weeks’ with no fans present. The Egypt prime minister in a televised statement said revealed the plans for the resumption according to KingFut.

“The decision to stop the league was to review and assess the situation,” he said. “There was a plan to disturb the Egyptian state entity,”

Malab went on to explain the reason behind the decision.

“The league will return because it impacts a lot of Egyptians,” he added.

The Egypt top-flight was suspended after clashes between fans of Zamalek and ENPPI which left a reported 25 fans dead and many injured in Cairo. Egypt has a history of fan violence which resulted in the suspension of the league in 2012.

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