Soccer-Al Ahli denied permission to postpone Champions League match (Reuters)

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, July 30 (Reuters) – African Champions League holders Al Ahli have been denied permission to postpone a key group match despite not having a venue for Sunday’s clash, the club and confederation of African football (CAF) said on Tuesday. Egypt’s military are refusing to allow the hugely popular Cairo club to play South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in either Alexandra or Cairo because of security concerns, even though the tie must be played behind closed doors. …

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