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Bayern Munich planning friendly against Al-Ahly to benefit Syrian refugees

According to the Egyptian club, they're in discussions to play in this friendly.

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Famed Egyptian club Al-Ahly has revealed that they have agreed to a friendly match against Bayern Munich to benefit Syrian refugees. The planned match will take place in Germany.

Al-Ahly are one of the most successful clubs in history. They have won the Egyptian Premier League 37 times, Egypt Cup 35 times, Egyptian Super Cup 8 times, CAF Champions League 8 times, African Cup Winners' Cup 4 times, CAF Super Cup 6 times, and the CAF Confederations Cup 1 time.

In a recent press release, Bayern announced that they would be taking steps to help the refugees that have fled a war-torn Syria for Europe seeking safety. "We at FC Bayern consider it our socio-political responsibility to help displaced and needy children, women and men, supporting and assisting them in Germany," said club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The following were included in the release:

  • The club will donate €1 million from a charity friendly to support refugee projects. Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann and Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter will be involved in helping the club decide what those projects are.
  • "Training camps" will be established with the help of local authorities. Kids will take part in training at FC Bayern, receive German lessons, meals, and a kit.
  • During the next match against Augsburg, players will walk onto the field hand-in-hand with a German child and a refugee child as a "mark of support for the integration of refugees".
  • FC Bayern's charity branch, FC Bayern Hilfe eV, will also work on various projects.
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