African football legend Ahmed Hassan has announced plans to vie for the upcoming Egyptian Football Association (EFA) presidency.
The EFA has been run by a five-member normalisation committee led by former Zamalek board member Amr El-Ganainy after the previous committee quit after the disastrous 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The normalisation committee, appointed by FIFA, will see their mandate end on July 31, 2020, and they will have to organize elections for the new FA board members and chairman.
The 44-year-old former Pharaoh skipper has expressed his intention of taking over the EFA in July.
“I’m thinking of running for the EFA presidency, I’m still studying the situation,” the four-time AFCON winner told OnTime Sports 2 TV channel.
“But I honestly didn’t make a final decision, I want to be in a position to help the development of the sport. 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 concluded.
Hassan is the most capped international male footballer in history, with 184 appearances for The Pharaohs. He is regarded as one of the best players in African football history.