By Adeboye Amosu:
The Egyptian Football Federation have made a special plea to the country's prime minister to allow more fans entry into the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria for the second leg of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria on March 29, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Football matches in the North African country are played behind closed doors following a ban by the Egyptian government after the Port Said Stadium Massacre in 2012.
The ban was partially lifted in 2015, but was immediately imposed again after 20 Zamelek fans died in a stampede at the Cairo Stadium.
According to a report in Cairo daily newspaper, Al-Ahram the Egypt's Interior Ministry has already given permission for 10, 000 fans to watch the game inside the stadium, but the EFA is demanding for 10,000 more.
The Pharoahs will face the Super Eagles in the first leg of the double header on Friday, March 25 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
Hector Cuper's men are leading Group G of the AFCON qualifiers with six points, two more than Nigeria who occupy second position with four points.
The group winner will qualify automatically for the 2017 AFCON to be staged in Gabon.