Former Egypt striker Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam says that the Egyptian Premier League can be resumed within a month.
The league was suspended for two weeks midway in March after the outbreak of Covid19 and was supposed to resume after 15 days.
“It’s very important to follow the instructions of the competent authorities to be able to beat the coronavirus and stay safe,” Mido said, as quoted by Kingfut.
“Football is not a priority during the current situation, which of course will affect all the clubs around the world, but people’s lives are more important.
“The league can be resumed within 30 days if the authorities can control the current situation. You’d have to wait at least a month before taking this decision.”
Mido won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 with Egypt and has played for Zamalek, Ajax, Marseille, Tottenham among others.
He was the coach of El Makassa for six months before leaving on January 21, 2020.
Egypt is home for many Uganda players that include Patrick Kaddu (Ismaily SC) who is on loan from Moroccan club RS Berkane.
Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria) and Abdu Lumala (Pyramids).
Winger Lumala, speaking to NTV recently, said that he is always indoors to comply with government directives.
Al Ahly are top of the log with 49 points after 17 games with Al Mokawloon and Pyramids in second and third respectively and have played a game more than the leader.