Sun, 13 Dec 2020 - 10:20 GMT
File- Al Ahly players prepare for the natch, courtesy of Al Ahly Twitter
CAIRO-13 December 2020: Al Ahly face Misr Lel Makassa SC on Sunday night in the opening fixture of the Egyptian Premier League new season.
Al Ahly have a record 42 league titles and the team fans aim for a strong start to the new season after a fantastic finish to the last season.
Al Ahly secured the treble last season as they won the Egyptian League title, Egyptian Cup title and the CAF Champions League title.
The team manager Pitso Mosimane announced the team’s squad for the match, which consists of: Mohamed El Shenawy, Ali Lotfy, Mostafa Shobier, Badr Benoun, Ramy Rabia, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Kahraba, Hamdy Fathy, Mohamed Sherif, Ayman Ashraf, Aliou Dieng, Amr El Soulia, Salah Mohsen, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Ali Maaloul, Nasser Maher, Mahmoud Wahid, Akram Tawfiq, Geraldo, Mohamed Hany and Taher Mohamed Taher.
“It is a strange feeling to play a game every three days as when you win such titles you usually take a break and go on vacation. But let’s be honest, the COVID-19 pandemic made this year strange and special.” Mosimane told France Football on Friday.
The game starts on 7:30 pm.