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Thursday 28 January 2021, 09:00

FIFA extends mandate of Egyptian normalisation committee 

The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to extend the mandate of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) normalisation committee, which was due to expire on 31 January 2021, until 31 July 2021.

The Bureau observed that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the implementation of stricter measures in Egypt, which has had a disruptive effect on the activities of the normalisation committee and currently prohibits the EFA from holding its General Assembly as planned for at least six months.

The decision to extend the mandate was taken with the primary objective of allowing the normalisation committee to fulfil all of the tasks entrusted to it in its mandate, which should conclude with the holding of elections for a new EFA leadership.