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Garrido names Al Ahly squad for Champions League opener

Garrido names squad

Al Ahly manager, , has named his 20-man squad to face Rwanda’s A.P.R on 14 March for the team’s first leg of the ’s round of 32.

The Spanish coach dropped youngster Karim Bambo from the squad for the team’s away game in Rwanda for technical reasons. However, striker Ahmed Abdel-Zaher was excluded for falling ill ahead of the club’s first African Champions League match this season.

The team will also be missing forward Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’, who only recently returned to training after being out of the team’s squad for several months due to an ACL injury.

Mohamed Rizk and Islam Roshdy also won’t be able travel with the team to Rwanda due to military service procedures.

Al Ahly squad list as follows:

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Adel, Mossad Awad.
Defenders: Mohamed Naguib, Bassem Ali, Saad Samir, Sabry Rahil, Hussein El-Sayed, Sherif Hazem, Mohamed Hany.
Midfielders: Hossam Ghaly, Hossam Ashour, Abdallah El-Said, Walid Soliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, Momen Zakaria.
Forwards: Emad Meteb, Saladin Said, Peter Ebimobowei.

Rwanda’s A.P.R qualified for the round of 32 after beating Mozambique’s Liga Muclmana on aggregate in the Champions League preliminaries, while Al Ahly, who are bidding for their 9th title, are directly qualified at the current round for being the Egyptian League title winners.

Al Ahly hold the record number of the highest number of CAF Champions League titles, won a total of eight times.

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  1. gameref

    March 11, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    what about helmke?

    • Salma Abdallah

      March 12, 2015 at 4:43 AM

      Helmke wasn’t included in the team’s African squad. He joined Al Ahly around the end of January while the CAF’s deadline for squad submission was January 15. If the team made it into the round of 16, he may join the team’s African list in the second registration period.

      • Eng/ Maged (@magedfathy1985)

        March 13, 2015 at 7:12 PM

        What about his injury ?

        • salmabdallah

          March 14, 2015 at 12:50 AM

          Wael Gomaa said that he had a minor injury for which he had to undergo a rehabilitation program. He joined the team’s training sessions after finishing his rehabilitation and he has been training with the team for a couple of weeks now.

  2. gameref

    March 12, 2015 at 1:52 PM


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