It has been announced that the Egyptian Premier League will return to it's original format when the season kicks off this September 18th.
Egypt is predominantly made up of football fans, so it will come as good news that the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Wednesday that the premier league is finally ready to return to the original format, starting 18th of September.
This is a welcoming sign that things are getting stable as EFA has been in disarray since the tragic incident that left more than 70 fans dead in the coastal city of Port Said two years ago. This unnecessary loss of life resulted in a cancellation of the 2012 season, only to return briefly before being called off again due to the political turmoil that ousted ex-president Morsi.
Behind closed doors and under an unfamiliar two-group format, the premier league returned to action, where unsurprisingly Ahly claimed its eighth consecutive title. It is unclear if the crowd ban will still be in effect, however the league will be returning to original one group format. The league kick-off plans to start right after the Super Cup, where Ahly and Zamalek will face off for the EGP 1 million prize money on September 14th.