Egypt to Face Swaziland at Cairo's Al-Salam Stadium on 12 October: EFA

Egypt to Face Swaziland at Cairo's Al-Salam Stadium on 12 October: EFA
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Egypt's players pose for a photograph prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier football match between Egypt and Niger on September 8, 2018 at the Borg el-Arab stadium near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Khaled DESOUKI / AFP
Egypt's players pose for a photograph prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier football match between Egypt and Niger on September 8, 2018 at the Borg el-Arab stadium near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP
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Egypt will host Sawziland in their upcoming African Nations Cup qualifier at Cairo's Al-Salam Stadium instead of Alexandria's Borg El-Arab venue, which has hosted their games in the past few years, the Egyptian Football Association said on Tuesday.

The Pharaohs will face Swaziland in a double header next month, with the first match taking place in Cairo on 12 October.

Local reports quoted EFA officials as saying the decision to hold the game in Cairo was taken to ensure bigger fan presence after only 20,000 supporters attended Egypt's 6-0 hammering of Niger at the 86,000-seat Borg El-Arab Stadium, 25 km west of Alexandria, last Saturday.

Inaugurated in 2009, El-Salam Stadium is located north of Cairo with a capacity of 30,000 seats.

Egypt lie second in Group J of the Nations Cup qualifiers with three points, three behind leaders Tunisia. The top two will reach next year's finals in Cameroon.

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