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Al-Ahly announces squad for trip to South Africa

Wed, Apr. 3, 2019
CAIRO – 3 April 2019: Al-Ahly Uruguayan manager, Martin Lasarte, announced the team squad for the trip to South Africa where they will face South African giants, Mamelodi Sundowns, at CAF Champions League quarter finals first leg.

Al-Ahly reached the quarter finals after the team topped group D with 10 points from three victories at home over Tanzania’s Simba, Algerian club, JS Saoura and AS Vita Vlub from Congo and they lost two games in Congo and Tanzania while their game against JS Saoura in Algeria with a draw.

On the other hand, Sundowns reached the quarter finals as the runners-up of group A after they gained 10 points, the same as the leaders, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, but the Head-to-head away goals rule granted the the Moroccan team the leadership.

The winner will face the winner between Horoya of Guinea and Wydad Casablanca.

Lasarte’s chosen squad consists of:

Goalkeeper:
Mohamed El Shenawy - Ali Lotfy

Defenders:
Ayman Ashraf - Ali Maaloul - Saad Samir - Ahmed Fathi - Yasser Ibrahim - Mohammed Hani - Mahmoud Waheed - Rami Rabia

Midfielders:
Hossam Ashour - Hussein Shehhat - Nasser Maher - Amr Sulayya - Ramadan Sobhi - Karim Walid "Nedved" - Hamdi Fathi

Strikers:
Marwan Mohsen - Salah Mohsen - Walid Azaro - Junior Ajayi

Al-Ahly failed to achieve their ninth title at the competition as they lost the last two Champions League Finals to Wydad Casablanca and Esperence, respectively.
 
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