John Antwi’s side Pyramids FC will be heavily hit after the Egyptian Football federation introduced a quota for foreign-based players.
Topflight clubs will be allowed to register only four foreigners instead of the previous number of five.
Pyramids alongside Al Ahly, Zamalek with five foreign players each will have to find a way to reduce it before next season.
The Cairo-based side have Ivorian defender Wilfried Kanon, Burkina’s Eric Traoré, Tunisian-Swedish Amor Layouni, Ugandan Lumala Abdu and Antwi.
The Egyptian Premier League has been off since last month following the outbreak of the CoronaVirus pandemic.
The resumption of the championship is uncertain but for now one aspect is certain; there will be fewer foreign players next season.