50 000 fans allowed to watch Al Ahly's CAF Champins League final

50 000 fans allowed to watch Al Ahly's CAF Champins League final
Al Ahly fans

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 26, 2017. 11:00

Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly has been granted permission to allow 50 000 fans to watch the firstcar leg of the CAF Champions Legaue final.

The Red Devils will welcome Morocco's Wydad Casablanca in the first leg of the final at Borg El-Arab Stadium on Saturday.


Executive manager, Shereen Shams has revealed that the Egyptian authority has only allowed 50 000 fans to attend the continental premier tournament's final.

The Red Devils booked a spot in the final after knocking out Tunisia’s Étoile du Sahel 7-4 on aggregate.

“We have asked to increase the fans to 70,000 but the security has only agreed to 50,000. The club totally respect and understand the authority’s decision, although we hoped there would be an increase in the numbers,” Shams said.

“The match tickets will be sent to the club’s headquarters within hours and the fans will be able to reserve their tickets through the club’s website.”

Coach Hossam El-Badry's side will want to bag their ninth continental crown, but they will have to beat Casablanca, who managed to lift the title only once in 1992 against Sudan’s Al-Hilal Club.

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