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Coton Sport turn up heat on Ahly

Egypt's Al Ahly have delayed their arrival in Cameroon for the second leg of their African Champions League final against Coton Sport.

The five-time winners of the tournament want to minimise the potential for disruption to their preparations.

Before the first leg in Cairo, which Al Ahly won 2-0, Coton Sport refused the accommodation on offer and based themselves out of town, for the same reason.

The Garoua-based team suffered severe delays at Cairo airport when they travelled for the first leg and have complained of several other problems being placed in their way.

They have said it is the responsibilty of the Cameroon Football Federation to help Ahly with hotels and transport.

Meanwhile Ahly's assistant coach Hossam Al Badri was asked to leave a Coton Sport league game after being spotted in the stadium.

But he told the club's website that his journey had still been worthwhile.

"It helped me assess the training pitches and the accommodation," he said.

Reports suggest that a very small number of visas, possibly as few as 80, will be available for Egyptians travelling to the game, although that has not been confirmed.

The second leg of the final is on Sunday.

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