Al Ahly and Zamalek are set to face one another on November 27th in a historic encounter as it will be the first time both Cairo giants face each other in this stage of the competition.
The game will be played in Egypt, as decided by the Confederation of African Football, with the initial venue believed to be the Cairo International Stadium.
However, CAF have recently demanded the game to be moved to the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
With the game scheduled in almost two weeks, Ashraf Sobhi assured that it will be played in the Egyptian capital but didn’t reveal which stadium.
“It’s an honour for Egypt that Al Ahly and Zamalek reached the CAF Champions League final and it will be played in Cairo,” Sobhi told the press.
Sobhi then commented on the Egyptian Olympic team’s games against South Korea and Brazil.
“It’s a big event and I want to thank the Egyptian FA for their efforts, not only for organizing the tournament but also for their hard work,” he continued
“The national team players have a strong Egyptian spirit. Shawky Gharib played a big role for these games to be played in Egypt as they were going to be played abroad.
“The president has given the Olympic team some mental support and it will keep going for the upcoming period.
“Ronaldinho started getting recognized after the 1997 youth World Cup in Egypt. The current Brazil team have a number of players who play in Europe in Real Madrid and the German league.
“We also give our warmest welcome to the South Korean national team.
“We have scheduled for both national teams tours to the Pyramids and the National Egyptian Museum and if they had more time there would’ve been a trip to Luxor and Aswan.
“Our national team players are very skillful much like Brazil,” he concluded.
The Young Pharaohs are set to face South Korea next Thursday November 12th before hosting Brazil five days later.