Today, Thursday, the Al-Ahly club delegation will fly to Niger on a private plane in preparation for facing the National Guard in the 32nd round of the African Champions League, scheduled for next Saturday afternoon, at the start of the Red Genie’s journey to win the African title for the third season in a row, and Al-Ahly looks forward to achieving a good result during The first leg in Niger facilitates his task in the return match in Cairo, scheduled for October 23, at Al-Ahly and Al-Salam Stadium.
The Red Genie is scheduled to conclude his preparations in Cairo by performing his training at the Touch Stadium, hours before heading to Cairo Airport to travel to Niger, to perform his training tomorrow, Friday, at the match stadium.
Al-Ahly enters the National Guard match with many absences, as the Red Genie is absent in this match 10 players are Mohamed El-Shennawy, Hossam Hassan, Percy Tau, Louis Micisoni, Karim Fouad, Ammar Hamdi, Ahmed Abdel Qader, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Mahmoud Metwally and Mahmoud Waheed, for different reasons. Any player from the new deals that Al-Ahly signed in the summer transfers for not being registered in the first list will participate in the meeting, in addition to Magdy Afsha obtaining permission from the technical staff to be absent from the match because he celebrated his wedding. With alarm in the inner ligament of the knee, in addition to Mohamed El-Shennawy’s injury to a hamstring muscle injury with the Egyptian national team.
Al-Shanawy’s injury represents a major shock to the technical staff of Al-Ahly, led by Pitso Musimani, because he is one of the most important pillars of the team at the technical level, and his role is important in leading and “unifying” the players on the field and the dressing room.
Al-Ahly’s technical staff is trying to prepare Ali Lotfi, the second goalkeeper in the team, for the two matches of the Niger champion, through technical training and moral sessions from Musimani and Michel Yancon, the team’s goalkeeper coach. In order to deliver a message to the competitors that Al-Ahly is coming to preserve the African title for the third time in a row and the 11th in its history.