Al-Ahly’s first football team players celebrated the birthday of Ali Lotfi, the team’s goalkeeper, before the start of today’s training session in Niger.
Syed Abdel Hafeez, director of football for the club’s first football team, head of Al-Ahly’s delegation in Niger, confirmed that the club had received a letter from the Confederation of African Football stating that 7,500 fans would attend the match between Al-Ahly and the National Guard tomorrow, Saturday.
Al-Ahly played its only training in Niger, in preparation for the National Guard match scheduled to be held at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Niger time, “5:30 Cairo time”, at General Seni Konche Stadium in the capital, Niamey, in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.
Al-Ahly played at the same time as the match, in the stadium hosting the meeting, about 20 minutes away from the mission’s hotel, which is the same stadium that hosted the match between Al-Ahly and Sondeb, the champion of Niger in the first leg of the 32nd round of the Champions League in its last version, and ended with Al-Ahly’s victory with a clean goal. Recorded by Aliu Diang.
Al-Ahly’s mission had arrived at “Duri Hamani” airport in Niger at half past ten in the evening yesterday, Thursday, after a flight from Cairo Airport that lasted about five and a half hours.
Upon its arrival, the mission was received by the Egyptian ambassador to Niger, Nabil Makki, accompanied by embassy officials who were keen to escort the team from Diori Hamani Airport to the residence hotel.