Cairo Derby postponed over security fears

Cairo Derby postponed over security fears
Al-Ahly player Hamdi Fathi (L) in action against Zamalek player Mostafa Mohamedd

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Oct 16, 2019. 12:00

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have postponed the Cairo derby between Al Ahly and Zamalek scheduled for Saturday due to unspecified security concerns.

The EFA say the request came from the country’s security officials and have not yet announced a new date for the fixture.

Zamalek may be pleased with the postponement as it will give them extra time to prepare for the rescheduled second leg of their CAF Champions League tie with Senegalese side Generation Foot set for next Thursday.

The White Knights had already asked for the game to be moved, which Ahly refused.

The pair met in the Egyptian Super Cup last month when 10,000 fans were allowed into the stadium, and for which both clubs received heavy fines for the misbehavior of their supporters. Ahly won that match 3-2.

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