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Security concerns limits attendance in Egypt and Tunisia for upcoming AFCON qualifiers

Posted on November 4, 2014

Cairo international stadium security concernsPolitical unrest and security concerns limits the number of fans attending ’s and Tunisia’s final 2015 AFCON qualifiers against and Egypt respectively.

In Egypt, only 20,000 fans will be allowed to attend the Egyptian national team’s upcoming 2015 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against Senegal. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior have officially refused to increase the number in the stands to 30,000, as twenty thousand were also present in the previous home qualifier against Botswana.

The Pharaohs’ clash with the Teranga Lions will be held on Friday the 15th of November at the Cairo International Stadium.

The situation in Tunisia is not that different, as the Tunisian Ministry of Interior has restricted the fans attending the match against Egypt – both nations’ final qualifier – to only 6,000 fans, who must be aged 18 and above, as reported by Tunisian newspaper Assabah.

Egypt’s match with their North African rivals will be held at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet in Monastir on Wednesday the 19th of November.

These two matchdays will end the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Tunisia and Senegal currently top Group G with 10 and 7 points respectively, while Egypt are third with 6.

It is worth noting that along with the two top teams of each group, the best third place team of the seven groups will also reach the finals, which CAF confirmed will not be postponed despite fears over the Ebola virus.


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