Egyptian soccer heads resign

2012-02-04 16:29
Egyptian fans rush into the field (File)

Cairo - The president of the Egyptian Football Association and his board of directors all resigned on Saturday having already been fired by the country's prime minister following the riot at a game that left more than 70 people dead.

Samir Zaher, the EFA president, was also reportedly banned from leaving Egypt pending an investigation into the country's worst incident of football-related violence.

Zaher and his board said they had "collectively resigned" in a statement. They were fired by Egypt Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri on Thursday following the deadly stadium clashes in a move that could have been seen as government interference, which is not allowed by world football body FIFA.

Saturday's decision to resign will likely be accepted by FIFA.

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