Egypt amends rules on signing foreign players

Games played in Egypt have been held without fans since February 2012 when over 72 Al Ahly fans died in clashes at the Port Said stadium. (File Photo: AFP)

Egypt’s football association has amended its regulations over the number of foreign players that clubs are allowed to sign on Tuesday, according to BBC.

Previously, Egyptian clubs were only permitted to sign three overseas players – now they are allowed to sign four.

Also, clubs may sign two further players who are from Syria or Palestine.

During the meeting over the regulations amendment, the football association board and the presidents of the clubs also discussed fans’ return to stadiums.

“The meeting also discussed the fans’ return to the stands, as there will be another meeting with interior ministry officials to set the ways to allow fans to enter the stadiums, the allowed numbers, and the responsibilities of each club,” the statement read.

Games played in Egypt have been held without fans since February 2012 when over 72 Al Ahly fans died in clashes at the Port Said stadium.

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