Ahly ask Caf to delay Sundowns encounter

Al Ahly players celebrate (BackpagePix)

Al Ahly players celebrate (BackpagePix)

Al Ahly have asked to postpone their Caf Champions League quarter-final first leg game against Mamelodi Sundowns for 24 hours.

The game is scheduled for April 5, but Ahly want to move it to the next day because “the long flight to South Africa will cause great pressure on the players”.

Ahly’s football director Said Abdelhafiz told the club’s website: “There are difficulties in playing the game on 5 April as we are supposed to arrive in South Africa on the fourth,”

READ: Sundowns to face Al Ahly in Caf Champions League quarterfinals

“The long flight to South Africa will cause great pressure on the players as they won’t have the needed rest before the match,” he added.

“I am hoping the CAF will appreciate our circumstances and postpone the game for one day,” Abdelhafiz concluded.

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