Ismaily to play friendly tournament in Kuwait

Eslam Omar, Sunday 12 Feb 2012

Egyptian club to play tournament in Kuwait during league postponement following Port Said football disaster

Ismaily's Mohamed Mohsen (Photo: Reuters)

Ismaily have agreed to participate in a friendly tournament in Kuwait between 22 and 27 February.

They will face three other clubs from Kuwait, Jordon and Saudi Arabia.

“The club want to ease the players’ tension after Port Said violence,” read a statement on the coastal club's official website.

All Egyptian football competitions have been postponed following 74 deaths and over one thousand injuries at a match in Port Said between Masry and Ahly on 1 February.

Ismaily, the first Arab side to win the African Cup of Champions in 1969, will also play Kumasi Asante Kotoko in a friendly to celebrate the Ghanaian club's 86th anniversary.

The winners of 21 Ghanaian league titles, Kotoko won two African Champions League (1970 and 1983) and finished second five times (1967, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1993).

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