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Preview: Masry return to Port-Said Stadium for first time in six years as they open Confed Cup campaign

Omar Zaazou , Friday 9 Feb 2018
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Masry will return to Port-Said Stadium for the first time in six years since the calamitous incident that claimed the lives of some 72 Ahly fans, as they open their Confederation Cup campaign against Zambia’s Green Buffaloes on Saturday.  

After serving a five-year ban imposed by FIFA in the wake of the February 2012 tragedy, the Port-Said Stadium is now set to host games for Masry, who will entertain the Zambians for the Confederation Cup round of 64 first leg.

Masry go into the game with high morale after crushing Maqassa 4-1 in the Egyptian league, with Hossam Hassan’s side currently lying third in the league table.

They will be boosted by the arrival of Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance, who had initially gone AWOL in protest over some late dues, as the towering frontman scored from the spot against Maqassa on Monday.

The Port-Said club will also enjoy the support of their home fans, after it was announced that a limited number of 10000 supporters will be allowed to cheer on their side for the first time since 2012.

The return leg takes place in Zambia nearly three weeks later.

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