After the Sudanese airspace was closed, it became a week before the Sudanese Football Association to change the place of Al-Hilal’s match with Al-Ahly in the sixth round of the group stage of the African Champions League. If the crisis continues.
Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath channel indicated that Sudan closed its airspace after internal turmoil that witnessed the shooting of a building of the Sudanese intelligence, which may threaten Al-Ahly’s arrival in the next February match, scheduled in Omdurman.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) regulations say that group, quarter-finals, semi-final and final matches are decided by the Clubs Committee in CAF in consultation with the National Associations.
However, the regulations allow the place of the match to be changed if the Clubs Committee has a convincing and exceptional reason to change it.
Enough regulations compel the visiting team, the Al-Ahly in this case, inform the host Al-Ahly (Sudan) and Kaf, about the arrival time of the team and the residence hotel 14 days before the match, That is, next Saturday, To avoid fining the team $ 3,000.
Enough regulations also clarify that in the event the match cannot be held in one of the countries due to a security circumstance, the Champions League Organizing Committee will specify another place to play the match.
Therefore, Al-Ahly officials are expected to inquire about the current security situation in Sudan, to inform sufficient and the Sudanese Federation of the team’s arrival date before next Saturday, while it will be the responsibility of the Sudanese side to ensure that the match can be held under the current security situation in Khartoum.
The coastal star leads the second group in the Champions League with 9 points, then Al-Ahly in second place with 7 points, Al-Hilal third with 6 points, and finally Platinum with one point.