Board of Directors of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chaired by Eng. Hany Abu Reeda has set a primary date to begin the new soccer season 2019-2020. The board decided to start the coming season by the mid of September 2019. They pointed out that any changed may be added later. It is worth to mention that the Committee of Competitions led by Eng. Amer Hussein has decided put off game of the first team of Al Ahly Sporting Club ( known as the Reds ) against their rivals of Al Moqawloon Al Arab and game of Zamalek against Al Entag Al Harby to a date comes after the 2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup of Nations. Eighteen teams compete in the local tournament.