After the sudden departure of National Federation’s leadership, Egyptian Football landed in utter chaos. To restore normalcy, FIFA appointed a temporary committee to take over.

Hani Adou Rida, the president of the Egyptian Football Association( EFA), resigned last month immediately after the hosts’ shock elimination from the African Cup of Nations taking rest of the board with him and ‘sacking’ his technical staff.

FIFA announced that it had appointed a ‘normalization committee’ to ‘run the daily affairs’ of the EFA and ‘to organize and conduct elections of a new EPA board.’

According to a statement issued by the global governing body of football, FIFA had until the end of July 2020 to complete its work. The five members still had to pass a FIFA background check.

Egyptian Football was beset by problems during Rida’s three-year reign. The decision to use Gronzy in Chechnya as a base for the Phraohs disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign, drew criticism.

Star Striker Mohamed Salah accused the federation of misusing his image inside the country. One the eve of the African Cup of Nations, the reinstatement of a player who had been banned following sexual harassment charges provoked further criticism.

Source: News Agency


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