Egypt’s African Cup qualifier brought forward
Egypt’s African Cup qualifying game against Central African
Republic has been brought forward to Friday to avoid a clash with
the presidential runoff vote over the weekend.
The first leg of the second-round tie 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 football in the troubled north African
Egypt played its first international at home since October this
month when it opened World Cup qualifying with victory over
Mozambique, also in Alexandria.
The African Cup of Nations qualifier was moved from Sunday.