The Egyptian side needs to win the game to continue their journey in the competition but they know that it will not be an easy mission against one of the top contenders for the title.
The Red Eagles became the second Egyptian team to feature in the competition's final after Zamalek who won the title in 2021.
The two teams meet again after less than two weeks when Al Ahly defeated Zamalek 27-24 to clinch the African Super Cup title and book a place in the IHF Super Globe for the second straight season.
The winner of the game will book a place in the next IHF Super Globe.
Zamalek fans hope that the new coach gets the team together to improve their situation in the league as Zamalek are 7th in the table.
The Red Eagles put an end to Zamalek's dominance over the competition in the previous four seasons.
It is the time for the game that every footballer wants to play in and every football fan in Egypt wants to watch.
Around 25k fans will pack the stadium in Al Ain to watch their beloved teams fighting for the precious title.
Al Ahly's victory was their second in a row since losing the Cup final to Zamalek.
Zamalek won the domestic double of the 2020-2021 season and for sure their victory on Thursday will give them an edge in the domestic league title race.
What adds more excitement to the game is that the two teams are already in a race for the league title and their last meeting in the league ended in a 2-2 draw.
Al Ahly players fought to avoid losing another two points as the game was in a 1-1 draw till the final two minutes of the match.
Mohamed Awwad, the team's back-up goalkeeper, will start against Al Ahly.
The player is suffering from a muscular injury and he will have a fitness test on Saturday to determine his availability for the match.
The EFA also announced that José Luis Munuera from Spain will officiate the game.
Zamalek have lifted the trophy on five previous occasions while the Red Devils, the defending champions, are chasing them with four titles.
The exhibition runs until March 24.
Reports have linked El Badry, who led Al Ahly to 2012 CAF Champions League title, with coaching cross-city rivals Zamalek following a poor start for Zamalek in the league.
The forum is organized under the auspices of the Arts and Heritage Center of the Future Egypt Foundation, in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo.
Both exhibitions will run until February 21.