Ahmed Mujahid, head of the committee in charge of managing the affairs of the Egyptian Football Association, confirmed that it was decided to hold the next match between Al-Ahly and Esperance of Tunisia, which is scheduled to be held within the African Champions League competitions, without the presence of the fans.
Mujahid explained, during his statements to Ontime Sports, that a security meeting was held in the presence of a representative from Al-Ahly, another from the Football Association, and a number of security leaders.
Ahmed Mujahid said: “It has been decided that only a certain number of the board of directors of the two clubs will attend. The security addressed us categorically that the match will be without fans. The issue is related to precautionary measures and the security vision.”
Al-Ahly had defeated Esperance with a goal without a response, scored by Mohamed Sherif in the first leg of the African semi-final, which was held at Hammadi Al-Aqrabi Stadium in Brades, in the presence of more than 10 thousand spectators.
Al-Ahly is preparing to face Esperance at nine in the evening next Saturday at Al-Ahly Wei Al-Salam Stadium, in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-final. Where the Red Genie seeks to win or draw any result in order to qualify for the final match.