Eyptian League will not be cancelled for AFCON – Sobhy

Local media suggests the domestic league cannot be completed

Egypt’s Sports Minster Ashraf Sobhy has opposed the idea of cancelling the current season of the Egyptian Premier League due to the country’s hosting of the African Cup of Nations in June.

Widespread reports in local media had suggested that the domestic league cannot be completed due to Egypt’s commitments towards the prestigious African tournament, but the minister firmly stands against the cancelation.  

“I completely oppose the idea of cancelling the league. This would be against professionalism. The competition must be completed,We have played many African Cup tournaments without cancelling the league.”

The 2019 AFCON is scheduled to take place from 15 June to 13 July.

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