Egypt FA proposes Red Sea resort for Cairo derby
The Egyptian Football Association has proposed that the African
Champions League game between Cairo rivals Zamalek and Al Ahly be
played in the Red Sea resort of El Gouna because of security fears
in the capital and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
The move of the game, which is being hosted by Zamalek, has not
yet been approved by the Confederation of African Football.
However, Zamalek says it is making plans for its team to fly to El
Gouna on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s match in the first round of the
eight-team group stage.
Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Cairo,
Alexandria and other cities to protest the removal of Mohammed
Morsi as president.
Prolonged political instability and violence in Egypt has caused
major disruption to domestic football.