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Egypt willing to host CAF Champions League semifinals

Egypt willing to host CAF Champions League semifinals

Egypt is considering the possibility of hosting the CAF Champions League semifinals in September following withdraw by Cameroon.

Egypt’s Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi, has revealed that the country is ready to step in the gap and host the upcoming 2020 CAF Champions League semi-finals.

 “The government and the ministry are open to the idea of hosting the remaining games,” he said.

“We contacted Hani Abourida and Amr El-Ganainy to grant them a favor by hosting the remaining Champions league encounters.

“We’re following the situation and gave the green light to the EFA by following our own terms and guidelines.

“The tension between clubs shouldn’t have reached the current situation and even if on party went over the line because they can answer to the law.

“The fans will God willingly protect the image of Egyptian football and we’re following everything,” he added.

Sobhi adds that with Sports reopening in Egypt, government is monitoring the situation to see if guidelines are adhered to.

“We’re raking all the precautionary measures and respecting all the codes and accordingly all trainings have resumed, while the tournaments will start at the beginning of August.

“We’re helping the EFA in preparing the stadiums that will host some of the games and surely we’ll help them so that everything goes well,” said Sobhi.

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