CAIRO: The Egyptian league has been cancelled for the second time in 18 months by the EFA because of the political instability and public unrest in the country since the army coup.
The two clubs leading their respective nine-team groups, Cairo teams Al-Ahly and Zamalek, were declared champions after the EFA board reached the majority needed to make their final decision.
It is the second consecutive football season to be cancelled in the country after last year’s league was abandoned after 72 fans of Al-Ahly Club were killed in violence at the Port Said Stadium.
EFA president Gamal Allam said that, as the decision was made for security reasons, clubs could not expect compensation for the cancellation.
Al Ahly and Zamalek are due to meet on July 20 or 21 in the African Champions League.