Al-Ahly players and the technical staff were keen to inspect the grounds of the Education City stadium, which is hosting their match against Al-Duhail this evening, Thursday, with the opening of the Club World Cup, upon reaching the stadium.
The players were also keen to take selfies from inside the stadium with the Al-Ahly fans in the stands.
Pitso Musimani, coach of the first football team at Al-Ahly club, announced the formation of the team to face Al-Duhail, which is scheduled for 7:30 pm today, Thursday, Cairo time, at the start of the team’s journey in the Club World Cup..
The formation of Al-Ahly came as follows: Muhammad Al-Shennawi in the guardianship of Al-Marmi, Muhammad Hani, Ayman Ashraf, Badr Banoun, Ali Maaloul, Amr Al-Sulayyah, Hamdi Fathi, Taher Muhammad Taher, Muhammad Majdi Afsha, Hussein Al-Shahat and Walter Bwalia .
Ali Lotfi, Ahmed Ramadan Beckham, Muhammad Sharif, Junior Ajay, Ali Dieng, Akram Tawfiq, Mahmoud Kahraba, Yasser Ibrahim, Saad Samir, Marwan Mohsen, Salah Mohsen and Mustafa Schubert will come on the bench.
Al-Ahly recorded its sixth appearance in the Club World Cup, to become the most-attended African club in the World Cup and the second most-present team in the world tournament..
Al-Ahly is the only Egyptian team that has registered its presence in the largest tournament in the world at the club level with 6 participations, and no Egyptian team has ever participated in the tournament since its inception..
Al-Ahly is the first team in the history of the continent of Africa, as well as the Arab clubs, to climb to the world podiums in the FIFA Clubs World Cup 2006 edition, when it won third place and crowned the bronze medal, becoming the first Egyptian, Arab and African team to be able to achieve a global medal in adult football at the club level as well as Teams.
Al-Ahly played 12 games in his global career, becoming the second most appearing club in the World Cup, equally with Real Madrid, behind New Zealand’s Auckland City, who appeared in 15 World Cup matches..
In the current version, Al-Ahly can be alone in second place and first place equally with the New Zealand champion, if he overcomes the Qatari Al-Duhail obstacle at the start of his tournament..
Over the course of 12 matches for Al-Ahly in the World Cup, the historic African champion and its crowned king has never faced any European team, as he met with Mexican teams on 4 occasions, Brazil teams on two occasions, Australian teams on two occasions and Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Japan and China on one occasion.
Al-Ahly faced the teams of the Saudi Jeddah Federation – Australian Sydney – Auckland City, New Zealand – Brazilian Internazionale – Mexican Pachuca – Australian Adelaide United – Sanfres Hiroshima of Japan – Brazilian Corinthians – Monterrey of Mexico – Guangzhou, China.».
Al-Ahly is scheduled to meet the Qatari team Al-Duhail at half past seven (Cairo time) tomorrow evening, Thursday, at the start of his World Cup clubs.