Egyptian security authorities have agreed that 50,000 fans will attend the upcoming match between Al Ahly and its Moroccan guest Vidad in the African Champions League final.
Egypt’s Ministry of Youth and Sports said on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Interior Ministry officials to allow an increase in attendance for Al Ahli and Moroccan Wydad’s match in the first league match. CAF Champions League Final, next Sunday.
She added: “Youth and Sports Minister Dr. Ashraf Sobhi and Interior Minister Major General Mahmoud Tawfik have agreed to increase the number of Egyptian fans who will witness the CAF Champions League Final.”
And she continued: “The two ministers also agreed that the increase should be in line with the organizational and control over the mass attendance process, as well as in accordance with a number of determining factors and conditions.”
And the statement continued: “The Minister of Youth and Sports telephoned Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib, President of the Al-Ahly Club, to coordinate action in this regard.”
And the Egyptian security authorities announced that only 20,000 spectators would be allowed to attend the Al-Ahly vs. Vidad match.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) called on Al Ahli officials to play the match at the full capacity of the Cairo Stadium, which has a capacity of over 60,000 fans.
Al-Ahli recently applied to the authorities for permission to increase the number of spectators scheduled for the match, and his request was answered.
Source: Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports.