40% of the stadium capacity .. Masrawy reveals Al-Ahly’s requests from the |  Arab News


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Monday 16 May 2022

Books – Abdel Hakim Yousry:

A state of great anticipation prevails within the Al-Ahly administration, pending the arrival of an official notification from the Confederation of African Football for the date and location of the African Champions League final stadium, which will bring together the Red Team with Moroccan Wydad Casablanca.

Kef had announced through its official accounts that the final would be held on May 30 in Morocco, but the Al-Ahly administration, in its official statement yesterday, after the joint meeting of Al-Ahly Company and the Board of Directors, said a text: “The emphasis on playing the final match of the Champions League in any stadium within the African continent, based on the value of Al-Ahly Club and its history. Noting that the club has not received any correspondence from CAF about it so far, and Al-Ahly club adheres to its legitimate rights to demand the African Union to implement many controls for holding the match to ensure a minimum level of justice between the two competing teams, especially since this match serves as the main title for the largest and most important African competitions. .

A source said in exclusive statements to Masrawy, that the Al-Ahly administration is awaiting the arrival of an official letter from CAF with the date and place of the final of the African Champions League, after which it will respond officially, according to what was stated in the council’s statement yesterday, with the demands of its project, which includes the implementation of many controls for holding the match to ensure the minimum level of justice between The two competing teams.

He added that the Crisis Management Committee, headed by Mahmoud Al-Khatib, with him, Mustafa Murad Fahmy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ball Company, Hussam Ghaly, a member of the Board of Directors, Amr Shaheen, the CEO of the company, and Saad Shalaby, the CEO of the club, will meet to formulate the controls that will be included in the club’s letter and the club’s response to CAF.

He explained that Al-Ahly will ask in his letter from CAF to wait for a ruling on the urgent lawsuit that the club has filed with the International Sports Court, or to move the match to a neutral stadium.

He explained that the special controls to ensure a minimum level of justice between the two competing teams include Al-Ahly’s request for an arbitration team that has not previously been subjected to any penalty or a complaint was submitted against it by any club with the video technology referees from Europe, similar to what happened in the third and deciding round of the African Cup qualifiers. World Qatar 2022.

He stressed that among the controls that Al-Ahly will require to achieve equal opportunities is a request for 40% of the stadium capacity for its fans, with the intervention of CAF to facilitate obtaining visas, in addition to some other matters that will be included in the speech.

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