CAIRO: Egypt’s premier football league will resume games March 30 without the presence of fan, the Egyptian Cabinet announced Wednesday.
“Coordination will be conducted among the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Interior, and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on the administrative and regulatory measures to complete the fixture,” the Cabinet said a statement Wednesday.
League games were suspended by a decision by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahab Feb. 8 following the incidents of Defense Air Stadium in which 19 fans were killed due to stampede after police forces fired tear gas ahead of a game between Zamalek SC and Ennpi in February.
On Feb. 25, Minister of Youth and Sports Youth Khaled Abdel-Aziz announced the league could resume March 20. And the EFA also called for the resumption of league matches after the 40-day mourning period that was announced by the association over the death of the fans.