CAIRO: Senior ‘Ultras Ahlawy’ members met with Ahly chairman Hassan Hamdi and club vice-president Mahmoud Al-Khatib in an attempt to clear the air.
The radical Ahly fan group decided not to attend the Cairo giants’ games after clashing fiercely with the police in a pre-season friendly.
Ultras Ahlawy members have always been criticized for their tendency to get violent as well as using fireworks to egg on their team.
During Monday’s meeting, Hamdi called on the ardent fans to stop boycotting Ahly’s matches and once again support the six-time African champions from the stands.
"We sat down with Ahly’s board to discuss how we will get back to the stands," one of Ultras Ahlawy senior members told FilGoal.com.
"We apologized for our mistakes and called for protection from the police’s persistent raids on us. After all, we are football fans, not criminals.
"Should Ahly agree on our requests, we will support Ahly right away."
The reconciliation efforts came days ahead of Ahly’s crucial Champions League showdown against Algeria’s JS Kabylie.