- Middle East/North Africa
Ahly will play against Tunisia’s Esperance in the African Champions League final first-leg Sunday at Borg al-Arab stadium in Alexandria.
The two teams will play again in Tunisia on 17 November.
MENA cited Ahly Club’s administration as saying that tickets for the match have sold out even though Ahly’s hardcore fans, Ultras Ahlawy, said on Facebook that they will not attend the match.
Ultras Ahlawy rejects the resumption of the Egyptian football league, which had previously been postponed indefinitely, until those responsible for the death of 74 football fans at the Port Said Stadium in February are punished.
The Port Said Criminal Court is reviewing a case in which 75 are charged with involvement in the massacre.
The Confederation of African Football had obliged Ahly to allow spectators to attend Sunday’s match.
Ahly had played most of its African League games in empty stadiums according to security measures taken by the Interior Ministry.