Cairo - Egyptian giants Al Ahly have lost a bid to change the venue for the return leg of the CAF Champions League final against Orlando Pirates.
Ahly wanted the game to be moved from the Arab Contractors Stadium to the Cairo International Stadium, but the club’s general manager Hassan Massoud confirmed on African Soccer Weebly that there will no more be stadium change and Caf will be informed about the development.
Egypt have been facing a strict military rule since a coup overthrew president Mohamed Mursi in July, which makes authorities refusing the use of the 70, 000 capacity stadium, a 12 kilometre distance from the Arab Contractors Stadium.
There are 30 000 seats at the Arab Contractor which would reduce the number of Ahly supporters eager to watch the game at the stadium.
Pirates came from a goal down to snatch a late equalizer, setting up an even contest in the final leg.