Ahly fans allowed to attend Confederation Cup home final

Ahram Online, Saturday 11 Oct 2014

Ahly have been allowed to enjoy their home fans' presence in the stands for their third African final in a row

Fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly known as "Ultras" (Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has been given the green light by authorities to allow fans to attend the African Confederation Cup home final between Ahly and Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport, according to Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website.

As fans attendance has been a critical issue ever since the deadly Port-Said disaster that took place more than two years ago, it was not clear whether the home supporters would be allowed to cheer for their side in the Confederation Cup final.

But after the EFA contacted authorities to learn about the possibility of staging the game in the presence of fans, security officials finally agreed to lift the crowd ban, which is currently imposed on all domestic games.

Ahly, record-eight time Champions League winners, visit Sewe Sport on 29 November before hosting the second leg on 6 December.  

The Cairo giants, who are chasing their first ever Confederation Cup title, previously enjoyed their home fans' support during the final of their last two triumphant Champions League campaigns in 2012 and 2013.  

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