Zamalek's Ayman Hefni vies for the ball against al-Ahly's Ahmed Fathy and Hossam Ashour, AFP
CAIRO – 26 April 2018: Cairo International Stadium hosts the Cairo Derby between Al-Ahly and Zamalek in the Egyptian League on Thursday night.
Zamalek players hope to achieve victory at the derby and reconcile their fans after a disastrous season while Al-Ahly, the League’s champions, hope to finish their amazing League season in a perfect way by achieving victory over their rivals.
Al-Ahly manager Hossam El-Badry’s starting line-up for the game consists of the following: Mohamed El-Shenawy, Saad Samir, Ahmed Fathy, Ayman Ashraf, Sabry Rahil, Amr El-Solya, Hossam Ashour, Karim Nedvěd, Walid Soliman, Junior Ajayi and Marwan Mohsen.
Al-Ahly will miss two key players, Walid Azaro and Ali Maaloul, who failed to recover from their injuries before the game.
While Zamalek caretaker manager, Khaled Galal’s starting line-up for the game consists of: Mahmoud Gennesh, Maarouf Youssef, Hamdi Nagguez, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy, Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdelaziz, Ahmed Fattouh, Ayman Hefny, Youssef Ibrahim and Kabongo Kasongo.
The game starts at 8:00 p.m. (CLT).