Sudan makes bid to host Egypt clubs in African championships

Ahram Online, Monday 6 Feb 2012

Proposal comes in wake of Port Said football violence that resulted in temporary suspension of all football activities in Egypt


The Sudanese Football Association (SFA) has officially asked the Confederation of African football (CAF) to allow the country to host all matches featuring Egyptian clubs participating in upcoming African championships.

Four Egyptian clubs – Ahly, Zamalek, Ismaily and ENNPI – are set to participate in the upcoming Africa Champions League and Confederation Cup.

All football activities have been indefinitely suspended in Egypt following bloody clashes between rival fans in Port Said last week that left more than 70 dead and hundreds injured.

The SFA has already begun preparations to host the matches, but is still waiting for confirmation of the decision from the CAF.

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