Abuja - Egypt’s interior ministry has announced that it will now allow 40 000 fans into the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria to cheer the home team to victory against Nigeria in an AFCON qualifier on Tuesday night.
Egypt have observed a crowd ban since February 2012 when 72 fans died at the Port Said Stadium during a league match.
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The government initially approved for 10 000 fans for the crucial AFCON match, before they added 5 000 more fans and they have now agreed for 40 000 fans to watch the game.
The first match in Kaduna ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw on Friday.
- News 24