Egypt-Zimbabwe football match to be played on time

Issa Hayatou, head of the Confederation of African Football told Hassan Farid, the vice president of the Egyptian Football Association, that a World Cup qualifier match between Egypt and Zimbabwe will be played on 26 March at Borg al-Arab stadium, as scheduled.

Hayatou also expressed disappointment and solidarity over incidents that took place at the Egyptian Football Association, when several Ultras Ahlawy members set fire to the Police Club and the headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association, located in the Gezira area of Zamalek. They were protesting the acquittal of some defendants involved in Port Said stadium massacre that took place in February 2012.

The Egyptian team, known as the Pharaohs, has six points in Group G after beating Mozambique and Guinea. Zimbabwe has only one point from two matches against Mozambique and Guinea.

Egypt hasn’t qualified for the world Cup since 1990.

Edited translation from MENA

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