Tuesday 4 February 2020
Walid Al-Attar, CEO of the Egyptian Football Association, confirmed that he was not informed of the closure of the Cairo Stadium stadium, noting that there was no intention to postpone the Al-Ahly and Zamalek match in the Egyptian League.
Ali Darwish, head of the Cairo Stadium Authority, had confirmed in TV statements to “Cairo and People” that maintenance will be carried out on the field for a period of 3 months starting from next April.
Al-Attar said, in statements to the “Match” program via “Echo Al-Balad” channel: “We were not informed of the closure of the Cairo Stadium for reform or the transfer of Al-Ahly and Zamalek’s African matches to Borg El-Arab.”
He added: “I only heard about it on the websites, but we didn’t receive any official notification.”
He explained: “We will not talk about alternatives or solutions if the Cairo Stadium for Maintenance is closed, for each article is an article.”
Al-Attar denied the rumors about the possibility of postponing the Al-Ahly and Zamalek match in the league, which comes just four days after the two teams met in the Egyptian Super in the Emirates, scheduled for February 20.
It is noteworthy that Al-Ahly and Zamalek qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Champions League, and the first leg matches for this round will be held on February 28 and 29, provided that the two Egyptian soccer tournaments will compete for the return match outside Egypt on March 6 and 7.