Thursday, July 5, 2012
Egypt's league to resume play
CAIRO -- The Egyptian Football Association says the country's domestic league will resume in August after a seven-month suspension following a deadly riot at a stadium in Port Said this year.
The Association's spokesman, Azmy Megahed, told The Associated Press on Thursday the league will start Aug. 24 if the government approves security measures at the stadiums around the country.
The Interior Ministry wants video cameras and metal detectors installed at stadiums to help prevent a repeat of the riot that killed 74 fans at a game in the Mediterranean city in February.
The deaths shut down the domestic league. Egypt has played several international and continental club games at home, but no fans were allowed at the matches.