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Ultras Ahlawy clash with security forces following CAF Super Cup
Unfortunate events occurred following the CAF Super Cup match on Thursday between Al Ahly and Sfaxien, which ended with the African champions retaining the title with a 3-2 win at the Cairo International Stadium.
According to the statement released by the Ministry of Interior via Facebook on Thursday February 20th, 25 policemen were injured as a result of the clashes between Al Ahly fans and security forces in the Cairo Stadium.
“Following Al Ahly’s coronation with the African Super, some fans started anti-police chants,” the interior ministry’s statement read.
“They started throwing water bottles, seats and fireworks towards the policemen who were present to secure the match.
“Such acts resulted in the injury of 10 officers and 15 conscripts.
“The forces were able to evacuate the stadium, however, on their way out, fans set fire to a police car, two civilian cars and some trees which surround the stadium.
“Police forces were able to extinguish the fires and arrested some of the rioters,” the statement concluded.
This clash will undoubtedly affect those in charge of allowing supporters to return to the stadiums once again.
It is well known that some Ahly fans, namely Ultras Ahlawy are not on good terms with the Ministry of Interior as they regard them responsible for not preventing the Port Said massacre which resulted in the death of 74 Ahly fans.