Zamalek have been given the green light to stage their African Champions League match against Kenya’s Ulinzi Stars in Cairo despite security concerns, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Friday.
The Cairo giants considered holding the second-leg of their Champions League preliminary round in Libya after relentless demonstrations in Egypt brought president Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule to an end.
“After consulting the authorities, we announce that Zamalek’s match against Ulinzi Stars will be played at Military Academy Stadium on 27 February,” the EFA said in a statement on its official website.
“The Confederation of African Football (CAF) also agreed to allow Zamalek to host the match.”
The White Knights are on the verge of booking a place in the round of 32 after thrashing Ulinzi Stars 4-0 in the first leg in Kenya last month.
They have been out of action since then after football activities in Egypt were halted following the 18-day revolt.