Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh may host UAE Super Cup: Report

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 1 Jul 2016

The Emirati Super Cup scheduled to be played on 14 August between Al-Ahly and Al-Jazera

Sharm El-Sheikh
Tourists swim in the sea in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, November 7, 2015 (Reuters)

Egypt's Red Sea Sharm El-Sheikh resort may host the United Arab Emirates Super Cup next month, Emirati newspaper emaratalyoum reported on Friday.

"An advertising company has offered to arrange the UAE Super Cup game in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh," emaratalyoum said.

The Emirates' Super Cup is scheduled to be played between league champions Al-Jazeraa and cup winners Al-Ahly on 14 August.

"The UAE Football Association is in talks with the two clubs to find out if they accept that, because there is also another offer on the table to stage the game in London,”emaratalyoum added.

"The Egyptian offer is more likely to be accepted … as Al-Jazera club officials hinted at accepting the deal.”

In October last year, the UAE hosted the Egyptian Super Cup between Cairo rivals Ahly and Zamalek, who played in front of more than 25,000 fans at Al Ain's Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.

Sharm El-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. It’s one of the country’s most famous holiday resorts for European tourists.

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