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New season, new faces as Ahly prepare for Super Cup showdown with Zamalek

Ahly are flying out to UAE to contest Thursday’s curtain-raiser

Ahram Online , Sunday 11 Oct 2015
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File Photo: Egypt's Al-Ahly players take part in a training session under cloudy skies at Army club in Algiers, February 19, 2015 (Reuters)
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Caretaker coach Abdel-Aziz “Zizo” Abdel-Shafy has named several of Ahly’s new signings in his squad for Thursday’s Egypt Super Cup match against Zamalek.

The Super Cup marks the beginning of the 2015/16 season. The Red Devils are keen to make amends after seeing rivals Zamalek win the league and cup in 2014/15. Both clubs exited the CAF Confederation Cup at the semifinal stage.

Ahly’s 27-man squad features newly signed defensive duo Ahmed Hegazy and Rami Rabia, and fellow arrival forward Ahmed El-Sheikh.

Hegazy and Rabia are eligible for the first time while El-Sheikh, who was been registered for some time, has been included in a Ahly’s squad for the second time.

Skipper Hossam Ghaly and attacking midfielder Walid Soliman are also available after recovering from injuries.

Zizo also included players involved in Egypt's friendly game against Zambia on Sunday. They will join up with the squad on Monday when Ahly fly to the United Arab Emirates, where the match will take place.

Ahly squad

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekrami, Ahmed Adel Abdel-Moneim, Mosaad Awad

Defenders: Mohamed Naguib, Saad Samir, Sherif Hazem, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Hegazy, Bassem Ali, Ahmed Fathi, Sabri Rahil, Hussein El-Sayed, Mohamed Hani

Midfielders: Hossam Ashour, Hossam Ghaly, Saleh Gomaa, Abdallah El-Said, Moemen Zakaria, Walid Soliman, Ahmed El- Sheikh, Ramadan Sobhi

Strikers: John Antwi,Malick Evouna,Amr Gamal,Ahmed Abdel-Zaher,Mohamed Hamdy, Emad Meteb

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