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Ajayi and Azaro ruled out of Esperance clash, Maaloul returns

Ali Maaloul

Al Ahly forwards and will not join the team in the  group A opener against Tunisian side Esperance due to their injuries, while left back  returns.

Al Ahly are preparing to host the Tunisian side at Borg El-Arab on Friday, May 4 in the first round of group A of the Champions League, however, the team will be missing key players Azaro and Ajayi as confirmed on the club’s official website.

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Azaro picked up an injury during Al Ahly’s 2-1 win over Petrojet on matchday 33 in the league that saw him miss out on the Cairo derby against Zamalek and his side’s Cup clash against Al Assiouty.

The eight-time Champions League winners and the only Egyptian club remaining in the competition confirmed the news of Maaloul’s return to the squad as he recovered from an ankle sprain that sidelined the Tunisian player for a month leading him to miss a run of games.

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