Some relief for Ugandan players plying their trade in Egyptian Premier League as the North African country FA has decided to maintain a quota of four foreign based players per Club for the next season 2020/21.
For recent times the Egyptian FA normalisation committee was trying to push the idea of reducing the number of foreign based players from four in their topflight league so that the local talent can get more playing time and opportunities.
The current number of foreign based players allowed by each Egyptian club playing in topflight league to licence is four since 2017 when the rule was amended from three players.
The Palestinian, Syrian and players from North African Counties will be considered as origins with each club allowed to register one of their choice as maintained.
“The foreign players numbers in every squad would remain at four maximum for every team and number of the whole squad would remain 30 players.” Amr El Ganainy head of the Egyptian Normalisation committee said OnTime Sports TV.
“System and North African players will be like Egyptians for another season due to current exceptional Circumstances.” He added.
Uganda currently is having seven players based in Egypt. and these includes.
Emmanuel Okwi (Itihad Alexandria), Taddeo Lwanga (Tanta FC), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha SC), Patrick Henry Kaddu ( on loan, Isamily SC), Khalid Aucho (El Makhasa FC ), Allan Kyambadde ( El Gouna FC ) and Abdul Lumala ( Pyramids FC )
The Egyptian Premier League for 2019/20 season is set to resume on 7th August 2020 after five months of absence due to Corona Virus.