Egypt sports minister threatens to resign

Abou Zeid is meeting on Sunday with Prime Minister Biblawi to discuss the matter

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Egypt’s sports Minister Taher Abou Zeid has reportedly expressed his desire to resign from his post after the country’s prime minister annulled a decision he made regarding a top football team.

Local media outlets reported on Sunday that Abou Zeid threatened to resign when his decision to replace the administration of Egypt’s Ahly Football Club had been canceled by interim Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Biblawi.

Abou Zeid canceled the extension of Ahly's current board and replaced the present head of the club, Hassan Hamdy, by a temporary board headed by former Egyptian goal keeper Adel Heikal.

Heikal, 80, is considered an icon of Egyptian football and Ahly.

A government source said they had not received an official resignation from Abou Zeid, according to Egyptian newspaper al-Wafd.

Abou Zeid is meeting on Sunday with Prime Minister Biblawi to discuss the matter, who expected to discourage the sport minister from leaving his post.


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