The health and security authorities in Niger allowed the fans to enter to attend the Al-Ahly match against the National Guard, at the opening of the Red Genie’s journey in the African Champions League.
Next Saturday, Al-Ahly will face the National Guard team, the champion of Niger, in the 32nd round of the African Champions League, while the return match will be held in Cairo the following week.
Zachary Ibrahim, the technical director of the National Guard, said in statements to the Koura Every Day program on the Al-Hayat channel screen that nearly 7,000 spectators will attend the next Al-Ahly match.
In a related context, the National Guard coach confirmed that facing Al-Ahly is a great opportunity to show their capabilities, stressing its difficulty, given that the Red Genie is the holder of the title of the last two editions of the tournament, stressing that Al-Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane is one of the best coaches on the African continent.
Zachary pointed out that Mohamed El-Shennawy, goalkeeper and captain of Al-Ahly club, is the most dangerous in the ranks of the Red Castle, stressing at the same time that the absences will not affect the red genie in the next match.
Al-Ahly announced, on Tuesday, that Al-Shennawi will miss training and matches for a period ranging between 4 to 5 weeks, as a result of the injury he suffered, and it turned out to be a torn hamstring.