CAF approves 30 000 fans to watch Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly v Simba SC

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved Tanzania side Simba SC’s request to allow 30 000 fans to attend their CAF Champions League match against Al Ahly.

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Egyptians giants Al Ahly are set to play Simba SC next Tuesday, 23 February at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam in their second Group A match.

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Both teams got off to winning starts to their campaigns with Al Ahly beating Al Merrikh 3-0 while Simba SC edged Congo side AS Vita Club 1-0.

Al Ahly are the tournament’s defending champions.

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“The Tanzanian government is constantly announcing that they don’t have any Covid-19 cases, which is why there are no restrictions regarding fan attendance,” the Egyptian ambassador to Tanzania, Mohamed Abu El-Wafa, told Al-Nahar TV.

“The stadium that will host the Al Ahly-Simba game can take 60 000 fans. Despite the club announcing that 30 000 fans will attend, I’m sure that the number will be much higher,” he concluded.

Kick-off is at 15:00 SA time.

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