Sunday 20 June 2021
An official source in Al-Ahly club confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) set the special conditions for the fans to attend the Tunisian Esperance match.
Al-Ahly had officially asked the responsible authorities in Egypt, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Football Association, to approve the attendance of 20,000 fans for the Esperance match.
Al-Ahly will host its counterpart Esperance on June 26 at the Al-Ahly WE Al-Salam stadium in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-final.
An official source in Al-Ahly told “Yalla Koura”, “A few hours ago, Al-Ahly received a letter from CAF regarding the initial approval for 10,000 fans to attend the match.”
He continued, “But the letter included the necessity of having the approval of the security authorities, as well as the approval of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, in addition to explaining and clarifying all the procedures that will be followed for the fans to attend the match.”
He continued, “When Al-Ahly obtains these approvals, CAF will be notified, and based on those letters and approvals, CAF will announce the final position regarding the fans’ attendance of the match.”
And he concluded, “Al-Ahly, after the Kef speech, will communicate with the responsible authorities in order to obtain all the necessary approvals for its fans to attend the Tunisian Esperance match.”
The Tunisian Esperance fans were present in the semi-final first leg match, which ended with Al-Ahly winning 1-0.
It is worth noting that CAF has set a number of conditions in order to allow fans to attend matches in light of the spread of the new Corona virus (Covid-19), according to specific procedures.