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African Super Cup game to smaller stadium in Cairo

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The Canadian Press
2/3/2014 8:58:08 AM
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CAIRO, Egypt -- The Confederation of African Football has moved the Super Cup game between Egypt's Al Ahly and Tunisia's Sfaxien to a smaller stadium in Cairo.

CAF also brought the match between the winners of the African Champions League and Confederation Cup forward from Feb. 22 to Feb. 20.

The Confederation initially said the match would be at the 75,000-seat Cairo International Stadium, raising concerns as games in front of large crowds in Egypt have been rare since more than 70 people, mostly Al Ahly fans, were killed at a stadium riot in 2012.

CAF says the switch to a 30,000-capacity military venue which hosted the Egypt-Ghana World Cup playoff last year was for "organizational reasons." Fans clashed with police before Ahly's victory in November's Champions League final at another Cairo stadium.

Cairo Stadium (Photo: Khaled Desouki/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Khaled Desouki/Getty Images)
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