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Egypt to host Ghana in Cairo in the presence of fans

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Posted on September 25, 2013

will play their home play-off against Ghana at Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium in the presence of fans, according to sports minister Taher Abou-Zeid.

Sports minister Taher Abou-Zeid, who was appointed just a few weeks ago, announced that the return leg of the 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off against Ghana will be played among the presence of fans at Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium on November 19, after forcing through a petition which got security clearance on Wednesday.

The Egyptian FA failed to meet FIFA’s deadline of deciding the dates and venues for their matches last Friday after pleading with the world’s governing body for more time due to the political turmoil in the country.

The Pharaohs will play Ghana on October 15 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi for the first leg of the decisive play-off.

For the majority of 2012, Egypt have been playing behind closed doors following the Port Said Stadium tragedy, but now the Pharaohs are set to hold the crucial return leg in a 30,000 capacity stadium.

All continental football games in Egypt have been hosted in Hurghada at the 12,000-seater El-Gouna Stadium since the army toppled president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July following mass protests.

The Pharaohs are eyeing their first World Cup appearance since 1990, while Ghana are seeking to reach the tournament for the third consecutive time, having reached the quarter finals in their last appearance in 2010.

5 Comments

  1. Ali

    September 25, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Wow, this is really good news. The fans make a big difference in any game!

  2. I-JAHMAN

    September 26, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    The fans will never make difference against ghana. the indepth quality of players ghana have is know match of egpyt, ghana is bringing 25 abroad players know local players inside like egpyt only ten abroad players. Ghana brillant players will make the difference in cairo they all play in big stage in Europe not this egpyt local players who never seen any big stage in europe.

    • Ali

      September 26, 2013 at 4:45 AM

  3. Ali

    September 26, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    oh yeah nearly forgot

    • omar

      September 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      For god’s sake someone tell this ghanian faggot that Egypt crushed them 10 times!! Egypt won Italy in confederations cup 2009 when they were WORLD CHAMPS. #Butt_hurt #Retard

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