Mahmoud Al-Khatib, President of Al Ahly, formed an operations room inside the club, to follow up on the crisis that erupted in the past two days, following the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) decision to stage the final of the African Champions League in Morocco.
The announcement the match will be held in Casablanca, when one of the city’s teams – Wydad – look set to reach the 30 May event, has caused fury online.
The four clubs in the semi-final stage are Al Ahly from Egypt, Moroccan Wydad, Algeria’s ES Setif, and Angolan Petro Atlético.
Al-Khatib assigned Khaled Murtagy, the treasurer, to make a series of contacts with FIFA and CAF to look into the situation.
Al Ahly are close to qualifying for the final match, after winning 4-0 in the first leg against ES Setif in Cairo. The same applies to Wydad, which won the first leg 3-1 against Petro Atletico.
The final match is highly likely to be between Al Ahly and Wydad, and then it would be unfair for Al Ahly to play the match in Morocco.
In a related context, the Red Devils will perform today, Thursday, its main training in Algeria, in preparation for the second leg against ES Setif.