South Africa-Egypt moved to military stadium

South Africa-Egypt moved to military stadium

Published May. 26, 2011 1:54 p.m. ET

The crucial African Cup qualifier between Egypt and South Africa has been moved to a military stadium in Cairo to assure tighter security.

The South African Football Association said Thursday it had been informed by Egypt's federation that the June 5 game would be played at the 22,000-seat Cairo Military Stadium. The game had been set for the much bigger Cairo International Stadium.

Last month, fans stormed the field during a club game at Cairo International Stadium. There has been crowd trouble at a number of soccer games this year in north Africa.

Egypt is a seven-time African champion and is trying to avoid an embarrassing elimination from the qualifying tournament against a backdrop of turmoil in Cairo.