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The Football Association rejects the Pyramids' request to postpone the Al-Ittihad match

The tripartite committee in charge of managing the Football Association, headed by Ahmed Mujahid, rejected the official request submitted by the Pyramids Club to postpone its match against Al-Ittihad of Alexandria, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, at Alexandria Stadium, at the start of the second round matches of the Premier League.

Pyramids sent a letter to the Football Association requesting that the match be postponed due to the conditions of the team that returned from a foreign trip to Zambia and played the Nkana match in the African Confederation Cup, and in order to protect the players from severe stress due to travel and the length of the trip and play two consecutive matches in the Confederation and the League within 48 hours of returning to Cairo. .

In its response, the Football Association affirmed the difficulty of postponing any match in the league in light of a pressured schedule in which the competition ends on September 30th, and any postponement of matches will lead to the tournament not ending on the specified date and affecting the continuity of the local competition, especially in light of the pressure of the meetings for all clubs to end. From the league on schedule.

Despite the FIFA session with the clubs representing Egypt in the African championships and the emphasis on taking into account in setting the dates for the league table and the Egyptian Cup matches, the federation found itself in crisis due to the pressure of dates and the necessity to end the season at the end of September with Pyramids and Al-Ahly continuing their journey in the Confederation and League championships. The heroes.

And the Football Association justified in its refusal of the request to postpone the Al-Ittihad match that the insistence on completing the last season, which was suspended for more than 5 months due to the Corona virus, all clubs are currently paying the price, and it is necessary to bear the end of the current season on time.

Pyramids' speech to the Football Association came as follows:

Mr. Engineer / Ahmed Mujahid

President of the Egyptian Football Association,

After Greetings,

Pyramids Club presents you with its kindest greetings and sincere congratulations on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan.

Referring to the decision of the Competitions Committee of the Football Association to set 9:30 pm on Saturday, April 24, the current date for the match of our team against Al-Ittihad of Alexandria in the Premier League at Alexandria Sports Stadium, we would like to confirm that our club is asking you to postpone the match to a later date, especially since the meeting is held in this The timing is very unfair and hurts the only team that represents Egypt in the African Confederation Cup.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the team of our team played a match in Zambia against Nkana in the fifth round of the group stage of the Confederation Championship on April 21 and returned to Cairo after an arduous journey that lasted a full 9 hours, on Thursday morning April 22, so is it acceptable for the team to travel again on the 23rd To Alexandria for an important league match away from home the next day? Knowing that, prior to his travel to Zambia, he played an away match in Mahalla in front of Ghazl El Mahalla in the league as well.

We would like to emphasize that the decision to go to Pyramids for that match harms the team, and constitutes an unfair deal with us, and does not correspond to the session that the federation held with the league clubs before the start of the season. The matches outside Egypt and 3 days in the matches that take place in Egypt, and the date of the Al-Ittihad match does not correspond at all to any of these pledges clearly confirmed by the federation to the clubs that represent Egypt continually, and no team representing Egypt this season has ever played a match after less than 48 An hour after returning from a foreign trip and a long travel.

We would also like to point out that the Pyramids club has played 4 more matches than Egypt's representatives in the African championships, with two games in the preliminary round and two games in the round of 32 bis, bearing in mind that Al-Ahly is the African champion, and the only representative of Egypt in the African Champions League has 5 postponed matches and Pyramids A larger number of him played even though he is also participating in the Confederation Cup and reached for the second time in the quarter-finals of the tournament, so would the reward for Egypt’s best image in the continent be to play a match less than 48 hours after his return from abroad ?!

And since the Egyptian Football Association is the legitimate father of all Egyptian clubs, please respect the fair request of Pyramids Club in order to preserve the team and take into account the players who suffer from severe stress due to travel and aviation, not to mention the pressure of successive matches in Egypt after insisting on completing the last season, ,