Sherif believes that the victory will have a great impact on the Red Devils in their journey to defend their CAF Champions League title.
Besides Maaloul and Soliman, who have been sidelined for a while, the Red Eagles will miss Salah Mohsen for injury and Akram Tawfik for technical reasons.
Al Ahly come second in the group with 3 points, the same points as AS Vita Club, while Tanzania’s Simba top the group with 6 points.
Al Ahly’s assistant coach Samy Komsan told the club’s official website that the Red Eagles are ready for the important clash.
Al-Ahly's coaching staff headed by coach, Martin Lasarte, gave the first team one day rest after coming back from Congo.
Al-Ahly plays in Group D alongside Tanzania’s Simba, Congo ‘s Vita Club and Algerian club JS Saoura.
Fathy suffered a muscle injury during the first half of the game against Petrojet and left the pitch in tears.
Al Ahly faces Vita Club on Saturday evening, 9:00 p.m., in the first round of the group stage in the African Champions League.
Al Ahly’s manager, Martin Lasarte, will hold a video lecture for the players on Thursday to study the Congolese team, Vita Club.