The first football team of Al-Ahly club will resume training at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, at the Mukhtar Altach Stadium on the island, in preparation for the match against Simba, Tanzania, next Friday, in Cairo, at the conclusion of the group stage of the African Champions League.
The mission of the first football team of Al-Ahly club arrived at Cairo airport on Saturday evening, after the performance of the Sudanese match between Al-Merrikh in the fifth round of the group stage of the African Champions League..
Mission flew Ahly From the match stadium to Khartoum International Airport, directly, so that its journey to Cairo lasted two and a half hours via the private plane that took the team to Sudan.
Al-Ahly tied with its Sudanese counterpart, Al-Merrikh, with two goals for each team, so Al-Ahly booked the qualification card for the quarter-finals of the tournament that holds its title..
Meanwhile, coach Pitso Mosimane gave the players a break from training on Monday.
In a related development, Sayed Abdel Hafeez, Al-Ahly football manager, revealed that his team did not show a good level against the Sudanese Al-Merrikh, stressing that Al-Ahly entered the match poorly and played the first half at a weak level and was late with two goals and the result could reach three, but the players entered the half The second was relatively better and were able to correct the course and equalize.
Al-Ahly qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Champions League after a two-goal draw with Sudan’s Al-Merrikh for each team in the fifth round of the group stage.
After the match, Abdel Hafeez told Al-Ahly channel: “The main goal of the group stage is to qualify and we have succeeded in achieving that, and we will wait for the tournament draw to know our opponent in the 8th round because matters are finally settled in the group.”“.
And he added that Al-Ahly has an important match against Simba and is looking forward to presenting a distinguished level in it, then preparations for the Egypt Cup matches against Al-Nasr and Zamalek in the league begin, explaining that football gives free lessons every day and they are the same lessons that never change, respect your opponent and prepare well for the match. the win“.
He added: “We are counted for the ability to return after being late with two goals and achieving a draw, and in major tournaments the outcome of the match depends on the team’s condition, and we were not in our case against Mars and it was possible that we would lose.”“.
And he continued, that last year we qualified from the same stadium in front of Al-Hilal and won the title, and I hope that will be a good omen for us, as well as the last 3 African championships that Al-Ahly won, qualifying from the group stage with 11 points, and I hope that this will be a good omen for us.