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.