Soccer-Ahli, Zamalek draw in Champions League as fans defy ban (Reuters)

July 24 (Reuters) – Holders Al Ahli needed a second-half penalty to draw 1-1 with arch-rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League on Wednesday when supporters defied a stadium ban to watch the game in the Red Sea resort of El Gouna. Egyptian media reported that an agreement was reached before kick-off with fan groups from the two Cairo-based clubs to allow in spectators despite a ban imposed by security officials who feared the game could spark violence. …

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