The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have reportedly settled on appointing the former Portuguese referee Vitor Melo Pereira as the head the Refereeing Committee.

The decision came during a session held by the Board of Directors of the Football Associa as Pereira is set be succeed Mark Clattenburg who quit his position in January.

The EFA sent a copy of the contracts to the former Portuguese referee for review which was discussed between the the board and Pereira, before reaching an agreement on some items that were the subject of disputes, and it is expected that the Portuguese will arrive in Cairo within days to officially take over his duties.

Vitor Milo Pereira is an experienced former referee who previously refereed in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and took part in the 2000 Euro as well

Meanwhile, the EFA have reached an agreement with Clattenburg, the former head of the Refereeing Committee, on settling his dues following his resignation, as the Englishman received 9 thousand dollars from the EFA.

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