The Egyptian Football Association has called for the African Champions League clash between Cairo rivals Zamalek and Al Ahly to be moved to a different venue due to security fears.
The game is currently set to be held in Zamalek. However, the governing body wants it switched to the Red Sea resort of El Gouna, on account of potential trouble in the Egyptian capital and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
The change of venue has yet to be approved by the Confederation of African Football, although Zamalek say they are making arrangements for their players to fly to El Gouna on Thursday, ahead of Sunday's match in the first round of the eight-team group stage.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have rallied in Cairo, Alexandria and a number of other Egyptian cities, to protest the removal of Mohammed Morsi as the country's president.
The current political instability, as well as the violence around Egypt, has led to major disruptions to the nation's domestic football calendar.