Egyptian football collapsing FA chairman

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The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chairman said the country’s football scene is “collapsing,” in reference to the current state of the country’s Premier League, local media reported him as saying this week.

Gamal Allam reportedly demanded that authorities give him an “instant response” to his remarks.

"I hope there will be a dialogue between me and authorities. I hope someone will answer me: the defense ministry, the interior ministry, the government or president Mohammed Mursi," Allam said in a television interview, as reported by Egyptian news site Ahram Online.

“Egypt's Defense Ministry sent a letter to the EFA on Tuesday to inform them that its stadiums are not ready to host the league games, dealing a blow to persistent efforts to kick-start the competition that was cancelled last season in the wake of February's Port Said disaster,” the news website stated.

The EFA had announced on Sunday the new season would start on 30 December and that the military would be responsible for securing Premier League games.

"Egyptian football is collapsing because authorities are ignoring it. They are not responding to our letters and enquiries," Allam said.
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