Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Egyptian club Al-Ahly announced, on Tuesday, that the security authorities in the country had allowed 50,000 fans to attend the match between the “Red Genie” and its Sudanese counterpart, Al-Hilal, on the grounds of the Cairo Stadium.
And it was decided that Al-Ahly club would meet its guest Al-Hilal, next April 1, at the end of the group stage competitions of the African Champions League (Champions League) for the 2022/23 season.
The confrontation is hot between the two sides, as the team that qualifies for the quarter-finals in the African Championship will be decided.
The “Red Genie” is in third place on the ladder of its group’s standings, with 7 points, 3 behind the Sudanese club and 4 behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa.
The Al-Ahly Club’s board of directors, through its accounts on social media, thanked the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Mahmoud Tawfiq, and the security leaders for “their support for the Al-Ahly team in its national mission.”
The “Red Genie” affirmed his “pride and full appreciation for the great effort made by the security men in all situations, and the responsibilities they bear to support sports institutions, especially when they represent the country in continental forums.”