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Egyptian league is set to resume next week

Zamalek fans flood the pitch at the Cairo International Stadium
The violence at the Zamalek v Club Africain game prompted the authorities to call-off the league, until complaints from clubs forced a re-think

The Egyptian football league will resume next week, following claims that a continued suspension could drive some clubs out of business.

A planned re-start was cancelled on Sunday because of violence at an African Champions League game in Cairo.

But after pleas from officials at some of the country's top clubs, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has reversed that decision.

Games will begin on 13 April and fans will be allowed to attend.

The league was originally put on hold during the country's political revolution and was originally scheduled to begin again this weekend.

The news was confirmed on the EFA's website, which said that Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf had agreed to the move.



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