Ahead of Tuesday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Egypt and Nigeria in Alexandria, the executive board of the Egyptian Football Association has been dissolved.
According to ahram.org, the decision was taken by a court ruling on Sunday over suspected rigging of 2012 elections.
It is believed the verdict is final and cannot be appealed.
The case dates back to a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the president of the second division football team Bani Ebeid, Hermas Radwan, challenging the integrity of the voting process in the association’s 2012 elections.
The regular four-year elections of a new board are set to take place in September 2016.
The current Executive Director of the Board Tharwat Sweilam is expected to direct the association till September.