The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have decided to postpone the fixtures of Egypt Cup indefinitely for security reasons, the head of competitions committee at the Egyptian Football Association Amer Hussein announced on Tuesday.
The news means that this week’s matches will be rescheduled as Al-Zamalek was supposed to face Al-Maqassa on Wednesday in the quarter finals of the competition and on Thursday, Al-Ahly was going to face Pyramids FC in a match in the round of 16.
“Security authorities intervened at the right time after the recent tension. They received reports of a possible riot because of recent crisis,” Amr Hussein explained to a radio station then he added that he doesn’t know the new dates of these matches.
Before the postponement news, the EFA had announced new match dates in which they decided to replace Al Ahly’s encounter against Pyramids FC in the league with the one in Egypt Cup round of 16 on February 28 which was firmly rejected by AL-Ahly’s administration, stressing that all possibilities were open including withdrawal from the cup. On the other hand Pyramids FC and EFA insisted on playing the match on time.
The postponing of Egypt’s Cup championship means that Al-Ahly will face Petrojet next Monday in the league while Al-Zamalek will face Petro de Lunada in the CAF confederation cup.
AL-Ahly is currently third in the Egyptian league’s table with 48 points same as Pyramids FC, who is in the second place on goal difference but have played three more games, while Al-Zamalek occupies the top spot with 52 points, having played the same number of games as Al-Ahly.