Al Ahly are set to face Zamalek on Monday in a top-of-the-table clash in the Egyptian Premier League (EPL), with both look poised for a fierce two-horse race for the coveted title.
It’s different this time around as Zamalek lead Ahly by four points on top, although the latter still have two games in hand.
Pitso Mosimane, Al Ahly’s head coach, announced the team’s squad for the Cairo derby game against Zamalek, which included:
(Mohamed El Shenawy – Ali Lotfy – Mostafa Shobier – Saad Samir – Ayman Ashraf – Ahmed Ramadan Beckham – Mahmoud Metwally – Badr Benoun – Mahmoud Wahid – Ramy Rabia – Mohamed Hany – Yasser Ibrahim – Walid Soliman – Aliou Dieng – Ahmed Nabil Koka – Amr El Soulia – Mohamed Magdy Afsha – Hussien El Shahat – Walter Bwalya – Akram Tawfik – Taher Mohamed Taher – Marwan Mohsen – Mohamed Sherif – Salah Mohsen – Mahmoud Kahraba).
Also, Patrice Carteron, Zamalek’s head coach, announced his team’s squad for Cairo Derby which included: (Mahmoud Abdelrahim – Mohamed Awad – Ahmed Nader Sayed – Mahmoud Hamdy – Mahmoud Alaa – Mohamed Abdelghany – Mohamed Abdelsalam – Ahmed Fettouh – Mohamed Abdelshafy – Eslam Gaber – Tarek Hamed – Ferjani Sassi- Mohmed Ashraf – Mahmoud Abelaziz – Shikabala – Ahmed Sayed – Achraf Bencharki – Youssef Ibrahim -Marwan Hamdy – Osama Faisal -Siefeldin Geziri).
The Red Eagles started a closed training camp on Saturday ahead of the game, as they eye to clinch the three points of the game. Moreover, Mahmoud El Khatib, the club’s president, visited the team’s training session in order to motivate the players ahead of Monday’s clash.
On the other side, Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron has some regrets over last month’s 2-1 loss to Ahly as his team will meet their arch-rivals again in the Cairo derby on Monday, with everything to play for in the Egyptian Premier League.