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UAE host Ahly-Zamalek Egypt Super Cup showdown: EFA

It's the fourth time for UAE to host Egypt's Super Cup having organised the event in 2015, 2016 and 2017

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 12 Jan 2020
Ahly vs Zamalek
Zamalek's Ibrahim Hassan shoots at goal as Al Ahly's Hussein El Shahat attempts to block (Photo: Reuters)
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Ahly and Zamalek will face off in the United Arab Emirates after the managing committee of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced that the domestic Super Cup will be played in the Gulf country 20 February.

"EFA board member Mohamed Fadl arrived in the UAE 3 January, making an investigative visit to suggested stadiums to host the Egypt's Super Cup game," read a statement by EFA.

"The EFA crew headed by Fadl chose Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium to host the game that will be played on Thursday, 20 February, with the attendance of 37,000 fans,” the statement added.

EFA also announced the Cairo derby game between Ahly and Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League will be postponed from 19 February to be played 24 February.

"The referee crew will use VAR technology during their mission in officiating Egypt's Super Cup game," the EFA statement added.

It's the fourth time for UAE to host Egypt's Super Cup having organised the event in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In the summer of 2015, Ahly defeated perrenial rivals Zamalek 3-2 in an exciting game at Al Ain's Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. In 2016, Zamalek defeated Ahly 3-1 after penalty kicks following a goalless draw at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.

In the winter of 2018, Ahly defeated Masry 1-0 at Al Ain's Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

Ahly are the record holders of the Super Cup with 11 titles. Zamalek have won it three times.

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