Local media: Cairo Derby to be played without fans

CAIRO: The Confederation of African Football decided to activate penalties on Egypt’s Ahly football team, meaning it will play without fans for the next two games in the CAF champion’s league, according to sources at Filgoal.com.

The source said Ahly will plays its next derby against his arch-rival Zamalek in September 15 without fans as well as another match. It was also fined an estimated $20,000.

The source claimed the penalties would be officially declared in Sept. 11.

Ahly fans sparked riots before the start of a game against the Leopards, leading to the punishment announced by the CAF after game against Tusker in Round 32.

CAF penalties were to forbid Ahly from fans in four matches. Two of the four were under “suspended,” to be activated  in the case of repeated trouble from Ahly fans.

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