Zamalek fans vent fury at club officials

Zamalek vs Berekum Chelsea
Zamalek's 1-1 draw at home to Berekum Chelsea on Saturday incensed the Cairo club's fans

Fans of Egyptian club Zamalek vented anger at club officials during a 1-1 draw with Ghana's Berekum Chelsea in an African Champions League match on Saturday.

Just 3,000 fans were allowed to attend the Group A match in Cairo because of security concerns.

It was the first time since February, when 74 people died in post-match rioting after a league game, that Egyptian authorities permitted spectators at a match.

The fans made themselves heard, insulting the club's chairman Mamdouh Abbas and his fellow board members throughout the game.

They were unhappy at the dismal showing by the five-time African champions - their misery compounded by the fact that bitter rivals Al Ahly are already through to the semi-finals of the continent's premier club competition.

The fans called on Abbas to quit the club which has not won any significant title since lifting the Egypt Cup in 2008.

The draw against Berekum Chelsea ended a run of four consecutive defeats and earned Zamalek their a first point of the campaign.

Domestic football in Egypt is currently suspended, leaving Zamalek with no competitive matches between continental fixtures, and desperately short of income to pay a star-studded squad.

Mohamed Ibrahim put the Knights ahead on 13 minutes after slick passing with Burkina Faso-born Abdoulaye Cisse but sloppy defending allowed Awudu Nafiu to equalise before the half-hour mark.

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