Ismaily’s Arab Champions League clash moved to Alexandria

Mohamad Mosselhi, Tuesday 27 Nov 2012

Egypt’s interior ministry moves Ismaily’s Arab Champions League clash against Al-Khartoum from Suez to Alexandria due to security concerns

Ismaily’s Arab Champions League clash moved to Alexandria
Ismaily to face Al-Khartoum in the second leg of the Arab Champions League in Alexandria (Photo: Ahram Arabi News Website)

Few days before Ismaily host Sudan’s Al-Khartoum in the second leg of the Arab Champions League round of 16 on Sunday, Egypt’s interior ministry decided to move the game from Suez to Borg Al-Arab stadium in Alexandria.

Security officials in Ismailia initially turned down the club’s request to play at home and the game was consequently moved to neighboring Suez.

However, the ministry of interior eventually decided to hold it in Mediterranean city Alexandria behind closed doors, citing security concerns.

Ismaily are looking to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit if they are to avoid an early elimination from the revamped Arab competition.

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