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Officials have brought the Egyptian football league to an abrupt end following security concerns in the North African country

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has cancelled the domestic league due to continued violence in the country in the wake of last week’s military coup that deposed former president Mohamed Morsi.

After a meeting with all the clubs to discuss the future of the league, the FA issued a statement on Thursday, saying they had asked the interior ministry to advise on the security situation, which led to the decision to bring the competition to a premature close.

The league was initially suspended after the July 4th coup, few weeks to end the season, as officials expected its imminent resumption once the nationwide violence subsided.

The EFA declared Al Ahly and Zamalek champions because both teams were leading their respective nine-team groups.

The body however maintains that the Cairo-based sides will be able to play their Caf Champions League fixture next weekend in the city.