Pyramids and Al-Ittihad of Alexandria rejected the Football Association’s proposal, which was presented at the clubs meeting a short while ago, to play without players from the Olympic team.
And it was Football Association It was intended for clubs to play without the Olympic team players because of Jabaliya’s desire to end the league in mid-August instead of extending the competition until the end of September, to avoid entering into a crisis of conflict with the African registration dates.
Sixteen clubs from the Premier League were keen to attend the meeting of the Football Association, which is currently being held at the Jabaliya headquarters, to discuss many important matters at the competition level, while Al-Ahly and Zamalek clubs did not attend the meeting.
The meeting witnessed discussion of match pressure and the Egyptian League and Cup matches without the Olympic players next July, during the period of the Olympic team’s suspension to participate in the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
The meeting also touched on the position of the league championship in the next season, which is witnessing great pressure from the first team, which participates in the World Cup at the end of November, and then another stopped in preparation for the African Nations Cup in January 2022 in Cameroon, in addition to the club’s links to the African Champions League matches in the new season.
The Egyptian Football Association agreed to Al-Ahly’s request to postpone its matches against Tigris Valley and Ceramica in the 22nd and 23rd rounds of the Premier League competition, which are scheduled for May 18 and 25, respectively, provided that they play them during the stoppage of the competition for the Olympic team to gather in preparation for participation in the Olympiad.
The Egyptian Football Association referred Al-Ahly’s request to the Federation’s Competitions Department to study the new appropriate dates for the two matches and obtain the necessary approvals, in accordance with the rules announced by the Football Association.