The spokesperson of the Egyptian Council of Ministers, Nader Saad, said that the decision to resume sports events in the country is final.
All football activities in Egypt have been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
And despite the increasing amount of cases, who have now surpassed 58,000 confirmed cases, Sports Minister, Ashraf Sobhi, announced that the Egyptian Premier League would start July 25th with teams returning to training this month.
Talking to Sada El-Balad TV channel, Saad said the there won’t be any discussion regarding the decision as it was taken by the State.
“The Prime minister was very clear this morning when he talked about continuing all sports tournaments,” said Saad.
“Let me say it clearly, the decision regarding the league’s resumption is made by the State and the State decided to continue all sports activities.
With the Egyptian football league being at the forefront,” he concluded.
Many clubs such as Zamalek, Ismaily, Al Masry, and Wadi Degla publicly denounced the decision. However, the likes of Al Ahly and FC Masr say that resuming the league could be beneficial.
This decision also comes just one day after the Egyptian Handball Federation (EHF) announced the league’s cancellation after a formal vote between all 18 clubs was made.
Additional reporting King Fut