CAIRO: A total of 32 soccer fans were injured in clashes erupted between some Al Ahly SC ultras and security forces a head game between the club team and Tanzanian Young Africans in Alexandria-based Borg al-Arab Stadium Wednesday evening, said a media officer from the Ministry of Interior.
Some of fans tried to enter into the stadium with fake tickets during the half-time break; security forces barred them from entry, resulting in clashes. Security forces dispersed the fans by tear-gas bombs, several media outlets reported.
Security forces arrested 45 people and then released them when the second half of the match ended, head of Alexandria Security Directorate said in a statement Thursday.
Egyptian team was qualified to the CAF Champions League group stage with a 3-2 aggregate victory over the Tanzanian team.
In February, 2015, At least 22 were killed after a riot broke out when groups of fans were denied entry to Air Force Stadium; security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, causing a crushing stampede in which some were trampled.