CAIRO - Egypt's premier league will
resume next week for the first time since matches were suspended
for almost two months due to the political turmoil that ousted
President Hosni Mubarak, the government said on Tuesday.
In an African Champions League match on Saturday, Zamalek
fans raced on to the field in the final minutes of a game with
Tunisia's Club Africain.
Nine people were injured during the
ugly scenes and critics questioned the unusually light security
presence in Cairo Stadium.
Samir Zaher, head of Egypt's Football Federation, said on
Sunday that the Premier League season may be postponed or
matches played behind closed doors until arrangements were made
for proper security.
But the cabinet on Tuesday said on its Facebook page that
matches would resume and with regular crowd attendance on April 13, with all "necessary security measures to be taken to
organise the competition" without giving further details.
"There is agreement that the league will return to normal
but the details are not clear yet," Amer Houseian, an official
with the football federation told Reuters.
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