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Ahly against Al-Hilal game date unchanged, despite unrest in Sudan

Sudan closed its airspace Tuesday after an armed revolt within the country’s security forces

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Jan 2020
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Sudanese side Al-Hilal announced Thursday that the date of their game against Egypt's Ahly in the sixth round of the CAF Champions League won't be changed despite unrest in the country.

Sudan's government announced closing its airspace Tuesday after an armed revolt from within its security forces shut down the capital's airport for hours and left at least two people dead.

"The game will be played 1 February amid a friendly atmosphere and the best team will win," Al-Hilal general manager Hassan Ali told a television programme late Wednesday.

"The game between Al-Hilal and Ahly of Egypt will be played at Al-Hilal Stadium, the pitch that hosted the game against Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia a few days ago," he added.

Al-Hilal are third in Group B with 6 points, one point behind Ahly who are second in the table after playing four games in the group's stage so far.
"We are looking forward this season to be crowned with the CAF Champions League title," Hassan Ali added.

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