Hossam El-Badry gives injury update ahead of Wydad clash
“Ashour will not be ready for the game on Saturday due to his muscle injury,” El-Badry began.
“We will try to get him ready for the return leg in Morocco, but he will not play if he isn’t 100%,” El-Badry confirmed.
Saleh Gomaa, who was substituted in the 29th minute against Étoile due Sahel, will undergo a medical exam during today’s training to determine his chances of being ready for the game on Saturday.
“Saleh underwent initial testing in the last hours on his muscle which showed that he is suffering from stress of the muscle and not a pulled muscle which will bode well before the game,” he discussed.
El-Badry also mentioned his surprise at CAF’s decision to play the first leg of the final on Saturday instead of Sunday.
“We have closed this page and will deal with the situation and play the game on Saturday, especially since there is very little time to prepare for the game and we need to be very focused,” he emphasized.
“Any player at Al Ahly is worthy of representing the team and will play well. In the absence of any player, there is an option to replace him. Everyone is selected according to special specifications,” he reflected.
“My faith in the Al Ahly players is great and they have the flexibility to play in multiple positions. Fans do not feel the absence of any player with group performance fulfilling all positions,” El-Badry concluded.
Al Ahly will face Wydad Casablanca for the third time this year after falling in the same group. Al Ahly beat Wydad in Alexandria, while Wydad won the game in Morocco. The first leg will be played in Alexandria on October 28.
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