The Egyptian Football Association have announced that the Cairo derby between Al Ahly and Zamalek has been postponed to an undisclosed date due to security reasons.
Al Ahly were set to host arch rivals Zamalek in the highly-awaited Cairo derby in the Egyptian Premier League nextSaturday October 19th. However, the Egyptian FA have announced that the game will be postponed to an undisclosed date, per the request of the county’s security officials.
Zamalek president had already asked for the game to be move in order for his players to rest between this game and their upcoming CAF Champions League clash against Senegal’s Generation Foot.
Nonetheless, Al Ahly president Mahmoud El-Khatib, with the support of the rest of his board, refused to reschedule the game which started a spat between both chairmen.
Al Ahly have had a perfect start to the season under the guidance of new Swiss manager Rene Weiler achieving three wins from the first three league fixtures, in addition to sealing qualification to Champions League group stages and beating arch-rivals Zamalek for the Egyptian Super Cup.
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On the other hand, since their impressive 3-0 win over Pyramids FC in the Egypt Cup final, the White Knights’ performances have been unconvincing under newly appointed coach, Micho Sredojevic. In their five previous games, the Whites won just two, while losing an additional two including a surprising 2-1 defeat to Generation Foot in the Champions League.