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FIFA appoints committee to run Egypt's football body

Tarek Hamed (L) of Egypt in action against Charles Kabore (R) of Burkina Faso during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 1, 2017 [Fared Kotb - Anadolu Agency]
Egyptian footballer Tarek Hamed in action [Fared Kotb/Anadolu Agency]

FIFA has appointed a temporary committee to run the affairs of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) after the resignation of the former board of directors led by Hani Abou Rida.

Abou Rida and the board's resignation was of immediate effect after the national team's exit from this year's Africa Cup of Nations, which Egypt hosted in July.

According to FIFA's website, the normalisation committee will be responsible for running the daily affairs of the Egyptian Football Association, as well as reviewing the statutes and other regulations where necessary.

FIFA said the committee will have to organise and hold elections for all members of the federation's committees based on the new rules, as well as prepare for the election of the next board of directors.

The international federation said that although these members will start their work with immediate effect, they will have to pass the eligibility check carried out by the FIFA review committee.

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