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Al Hilal Ask CAF To Move St George Game Outside Ethiopia

Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan requested that their African Champions League preliminary round match against St George be moved outside Ethiopia , the club said on Thursday.

In a letter sent to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mazembe said they want to switch the game to a neutral venue because of lingering security concerns in Ethiopia, where fighting has reportedly resumed in Amhara region.

“The security situation in Ethiopia urges us to seek to move the game to a country other than Ethiopia,” Al Hilal said in the letter.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“The  renewed clashes in Amhara region, and taking into account the current political environment, we trust that you will understand the reasons for our request.”[/perfectpullquote]

Al Hial are scheduled to meet St George in the first leg of Champions League preliminary round on 9th September at Bahir Dar Stadium.

The second leg of the much anticipated clash is scheduled to be played a week later in the Sudanese city of Omdurman.

Al Hilal are part of 58 clubs seeking to dethrone African champions Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.



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