Government decision to amend the start times of the Egyptian League matches

The Egyptian Cabinet decided, on Sunday, to amend the start times of the 2023-24 Egyptian League matches after demands to change them, due to the high temperatures in Egypt during the current period.

The Egyptian Football Association had directed the start of the matches. Egyptian League Starting at 4 pm Cairo time, in order to rationalize electricity consumption.

There have been many complaints regarding the start time of the Egyptian Premier League matches due to the high temperatures, which may affect the health of the players. Social media users have also called for changing these dates after the death of Ahmed Refaat, a player for the Egyptian Modern Sport, even though the player had suffered from the health problem that afflicted him about 4 months ago, in a match that was held at night.

Egyptian League matches schedule modified by government decision

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, approved amending the timings of the Egyptian Premier League matches, so that the matches will start at 5:30 pm local time instead of 4 pm.

This came based on what Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, presented regarding delaying the start time of the matches, in order to protect the players and their health, in light of the expectations of rising temperatures during the coming period.

From the match between Zamalek and Ismaily - Round 30 of the Egyptian League (winwin)

It is expected that coordination will take place with the Egyptian Football Association and the Professional Clubs Association regarding the start of implementing these decisions, as the dates for the remaining matches of the league championship this season, which will end in mid-August, have been set.

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