The Egyptian Football Association has extended the ban on signing foreign goalkeepers across all domestic leagues in the country.
The EFA barred clubs from signing foreign goalkeepers in the 2009-10 season while those in Egyptian clubs were not handed extensions at the end of their deals.
The ban was prompted by former Egypt coach Hassan Shehata who lamented the lack of quality goalkeepers in the country.
The Egyptian FA disclosed the agreement on the extension of the ban was reached after recommendations from clubs and the public. The top-flight clubs were also ordered to register a maximum of five foreign players for the 2020-21 season.
“The Federation decided to continue not to allow foreign goalkeepers in any club in any of the different departments,” a statement from the EFA read.
Al Ahly custodian Mohamed El Shenawy is currently the Pharaohs first-choice goalkeeper, and he recently helped the Red Devils reach the Fifa World Cup final in Qatar where they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Bayern Munich.