Egypt Security Fires Teargas At Ahly Fans Before Champion League Final

Security forces used teargas to disperse Ahly fans trying to enter the Arab Contractors Stadium, Al-Ahram�s Arabic news reported. The Cairo arena hosted the second-leg of the CAF Champions League final between Ahly and South Africa�s Orlando Pirates on Sunday evening. Police said they wanted to prevent ticketless spectators from entering the stadium. A number of injuries and arrests have been reported. �This gives a bad image for Egyptian football. I don�t know why the crowd is doing this? Everything is well organised.� the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) executive manager Tharwat Swailam told an Egyptian TV program. �This would negatively affect Egypt World Cup playoff against Ghana,� he added. Egypt will be hosting Ghana on 19 November in the second-leg of the Playoff after they lost 6-1 in Kumasi last month. Ghana has expressed security concerns over playing in Egypt due to the country�s turbulent climate. The African final is the first match to be open for maximum attendance since February 2012 when more than 70 Ahly fans died after clashes with rivals Masry following a league game.