Ahmed Abdel Basit
Sunday, May 2, 2021
An official source in the Football Association revealed the scenes of the decision to transfer the Al-Ahly matches against Wadi Tigris and Ceramica Cleopatra in the league.
The Football Association had earlier announced its approval of Al-Ahly’s request regarding the transfer of the Al-Ahly matches against the Tigris and Ceramica, scheduled for May 18 and 25, for a later time.
In Laila Koras statements, the source pointed out, “Officials of the Tigris Valley and Ceramica Cleopatra clubs were contacted, and their approval was obtained without any problems, and we made the decision to deport them.”
He continued, “The proposed period for housing the two matches is between 8-15 of next July, during the suspension period for the Olympic team camp before the Tokyo Olympics.”
Al-Ahly’s request to postpone the dates of the Tigris and Ceramica matches due to the second-leg match against the South African Sundowns in the African Champions League quarter-finals, as well as the African Super Confrontation against the Moroccan Berkane renaissance in Qatar, and the lack of time related to flight conditions, the medical bubble and precautionary measures.
The Football Association announced the date of the Wadi Degla match against Al-Ahly a few days before the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final match, in addition to placing the Ceramica match 3 days before the African Super match.
The Football Association specified a condition that, in light of the dates and circumstances surrounding them, it does not have the right to postpone it, at the same time it fully understands the physical and technical pressures that some clubs are exposed to, especially the participation in the African championships, from which the federation stands as a supporter and sponsor of all the clubs’ interests, This confirms with him his readiness to study any proposal that helps these clubs and meets their requirements.
However, the federation also stresses that any postponement of what has been announced has no place except during the period of the Olympic team gathering, which makes the clubs perform their deferrals without their selected players for the Olympic team.