Sunday 8 November 2020
Walid Al-Attar, Executive Director of the Egyptian Football Association, stated that Al-Jabaliya did not address the Confederation of African Football (CAF) about changing the CAF Champions League final stadium, which will bring together the Egyptian football poles Al-Ahly and Zamalek.
Al-Attar said in statements on the “Ontime Sports 1” screen on Saturday evening: “We have obtained the approvals for the Al-Ahly and Zamalek match at the Burj Al Arab stadium.”
He added, “The decision to transfer the stadium is related to the Confederation of African Football only, and they are the decision makers.”
The past few days have witnessed news of changing the CAF Champions League final stadium due to the climatic conditions in Alexandria.
Al-Attar revealed during his statements, that there is talk now for the fans to enter the final match, but there is no official decision yet.
And he ended: “The match has so far been without fans, with a decision from enough due to health conditions due to the Corona virus.”
Al-Ahly will play its rivals Zamalek on the 27th of this month at the “Burj Al Arab” stadium in the final of the African Champions League competition.
Al-Ahly rose to the final position by beating Moroccan Wydad Casablanca with a score of (5-1) in the two matches back and forth, in contrast, Zamalek outperformed the Moroccan league champion Raja by winning (4-1) on the aggregate of the two matches back and forth.
It is worth noting that Al-Ahly won the last time the Champions League title in the 2013 edition by beating Hollando, South Africa, in contrast to Zamalek’s last Champions League title in the 2002 edition at the expense of Raja Casablanca.