African football icon Ahmed Hassan has announced his intentions to run for the upcoming Egypt Football Association presidential elections.
The Egypt FA is currently being run by a normalization committee set up by FIFA after the previous administration resigned from their posts following an embarrassing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
The ex Egypt captain expressed his intention to run for the EFA presidency but only if he manages to compose a strong team.
“I am thinking of running for the EFA presidency, I am still studying the situation but I honestly didn’t make a final decision, I want to be in a position to help the development of the sport,” he said during an interview with OnTime Sports 2 TV channel.
“I talked with many parties and there are many teams who want me in the FA but as I said I didn’t make a decision. My decision will be made when I find a group of people looking to work for the benefit of Egyptian football not for anything else,” he said.
As soon as the normalization committee’s term comes to an end on July 31st 2020, they will have to organize elections for the new FA board members and chairman.
This could be the 44-year-old’s first administrative role since his retirement in 2013.
He had two brief managerial stints with Petrojet in 2015 and as part of Shawky Gharib’s Egypt national team coaching staff.
By Ofhani Munyai