The Angolan embassies have refused to hand out visas to Egyptian and Algerian fans wanting to visit the semi-final between the two sides...Goal.com sources in Angola report that Egypt and Algeria will have to make do without the support of their compatriots after the Angolan embassies refused to hand out visas to Egyptian and Algerian fans.
The two sides locked horns in Cairo and Sudan in November last year, and both games were disturbed by riots between fans. Angola has therefore decided to deny Egyptian and Algerian fans access to the country.
Algerian Football Federation president Mohamed Raouraoua previously stated that there's no place for animosity between the sides.
"There’s no place for animosity because we’re in an important competition. Over the last three matches against Egypt there weren’t problems on the field or in the halls of the stadiums,” he explained to APS.
“The problems were outside and the animosity was provoked by certain Egyptian officials who said some regrettable things."
However, Angolan authorities have now made the decision to ban fans from both countries in order to prevent riots from breaking out again.