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2023/24 CafCL: Al Ahly request postponement of Medeama clash in Kumasi

Egyptian powerhouse Al Ahly SC have requested a postponement of their upcoming 2023/24 Caf Champions League clash against Medeama SC.

The African giants have officially written to the Confederation of African Football.

In a statement released on their social media platforms, Al Ahly revealed that their journey from Accra to Kumasi was abruptly halted due to unforeseen circumstances.

Despite the plane touching down in Accra for refuelling, an unexpected collision with the fuselage resulted in a mechanical malfunction, rendering the aircraft incapable of continuing the journey.

The Egyptian side even made endeavours to fly a plane from their homebase but that was also inpossible.

Al Ahly spent the night in Accra and aim to catch the earliest flight to Kumasi on Thursday morning.

However, adherence to competition regulations necessitates that visiting teams undergo at least one training session at the match venue before matchday.

Given their anticipated arrival on Thursday, it’s improbable for Al Ahly to conduct training on the same day, heightening concerns of jet lag and physical readiness.

In light of these challenges, Al Ahly has communicated with CAF, ostensibly seeking a postponement of Friday’s fixture to Saturday.

Ahly lead group D with six points and they plan to avoid defeat when they face Medeama SC, who sit at the bottom of the group with four points.

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