Zamalek face Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in closed-door game

CAIRO: Egyptian giants Zamalek’s match against Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in the African Confederation Club’s semi-final will be held without audience, officials at Cairo Security Directorate told Youm7 Saturday.

Zamalek has lost 1-5 to Tunisia’s team in the semi-final’s first leg held in Tunisian city of Sousse last week. This means Zamalek need at least four unanswered goals to reach the final for the first time in the club’s history.

The match is scheduled for Saturday (today) at 08:30 p.m. at Cairo’s Petro Sport stadium.

On Tuesday, Zamalek has sent a request to the Interior Ministry to allow its fans to attend the football game.

“There can be no football without fans. They have to solve this problem,” Zamalek coach Jesualdo Ferreira was quoted by Youm7 Friday.

Egypt issued a three-year-long official ban preventing fans from attending football matches following the Port Said stadium massacre in February 2012, when 74 fans attending a domestic match were killed.

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