An insight to the newly amended Statutes of the Egyptian Football Association

An insight to the newly amended Statutes of the Egyptian Football Association
On 29 November 2020, an extraordinary general assembly of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) discussed, in its meeting, the articles of the new Statutes drafted by the EFA Normalization Committee. The new Statutes consist of 89 articles. While most were approved by the assembly by separate vote per article, some articles were subject to members demanding to control the wording so as to avoid any interpretation confusion.[1]

Overview of the importance of Football Associations statutes

Having statutes is one of the requirements for any national football association wishing to be admitted as a member in FIFA, as set out under Article 11 of FIFA Statutes. These statutes shall comply with the statutes, regulations and decisions of FIFA and the association’s relevant confederation, as well as comply with the law of the game in force and recognize the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

An association’s statutes shall state how it is organized, both administratively and financially, as well as provide for the organization of the general assembly, the board of directors, the committees, the judicial bodies, the requirements of...

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