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The seven-time African champions are struggling to find a venue for their Caf Champions League game against Pirates due to security reasons

Egyptian giants Al Ahly have reportedly made a formal request to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to postpone their Champions League clash against Orlando Pirates for five days.

Al Ahly are currently without a venue for this encounter after the army-owned Air Defence Stadium refused to let them host the Buccaneers on August 4, and Ahly’s football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz confirmed on the club website.

“We are waiting for Caf’s response over delaying the game against Orlando Pirates,” said Abdel-Hafiz.

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However, the seven-time African champions are not resting on their laurels and have earmarked Aswan Stadium as the alternative venue in case Caf refuses to postpone the game.

“We are working to find replacements in case the Caf refused our request, as we can play the game in Aswan stadium in case they agreed to host the game,” added Sayed Abdel-Hafiz.

The entire Group A teams, AC Leopards, Al Ahly, Pirates and Zamalek, have equal chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of this year’s Caf Champions League, as they are all on one point after the first round of games.

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