Al-Taher Younes, Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Sudanese Al-Hilal Club, described the statement issued by the Egyptian Football Association as a dangerous precedent, and questioned the integrity of the decisions of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
And the Egyptian Football Association had issued a press statement, which was published through its official accounts on social media, and said: The Egyptian Football Association thanked the African Union for its response to the Egyptian Federation’s request to protect Al-Ahly club by holding its scheduled match against Al-Hilal of Sudan within the African Champions League without public.
Al-Taher Younes responded in statements to Al-Arabiya.net: We followed the statement of the Egyptian Federation and its thanks to “K” for depriving Al Hilal fans from attending the team’s match against Al-Ahly of Egypt. The decision to ban our fans.
He added: We sent a letter of protest to the Sudanese Federation to turn it into “sufficient” to protect us, but the African Union does not pay any attention to the Sudanese Federation and Sudanese clubs, and there are well-known parties that control its decisions, such as the Egyptian Federation.
It is noteworthy that Al Hilal will host its Egyptian counterpart Al-Ahly, on Friday evening, at its stadium in Omdurman, in the second round of the group stage of the African Champions League.