Egypt African Cup qualifier moved due to elections
Egypt’s African Cup qualifying game against Central African
Republic has been moved up to Friday to avoid a conflict with the
presidential runoff vote over the weekend.
The first leg of the second-round matchup will be played without
fans at Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
Central African Republic’s home leg is scheduled for June
The first leg was initially postponed from February after 74
people died in clashes at a stadium in Port Said, leading to the
suspension of all domestic soccer in the troubled north African
Egypt played its first international match at home since October
this month when it opened World Cup qualifying with a victory over
Mozambique, also in Alexandria.
The African Cup of Nations qualifier was originally scheduled