Ahly manager Patrice Carteron has announced the team’s squad for the clash against Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg of the CAF Champions League in Alexandria on Friday.
Goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi was cleared fit for the game after recovering from the injury he had picked up during Ahly’s match against Al-Wasl in the Arab Club Champions Cup on Sunday.
Key striker Walid Azaro as well as veteran right-back Ahmed Fathi were also named in the squad to boost the Reds' chances in the final of the flagship African competition.
However, the Cairo giants will miss both left-back Ali Maaloul and striker Junior Ajayi due to long-term injury.
Meanwhile, winger Moamen Zakaria and midfielder Nasser Maher remain out of the team's lineup for technical reasons.
Ahly have reached their second in a row CAF Champions League final after the record eight-time winners defeated Algeria's ES Setif 3-2 on aggregate earlier this month.
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy – Mohamed El-Shennawi – Aly Lotfy
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi – Mohamed Hany - Salif Coulibaly – Saad Samir – Ayman Ashraf – Sabry Raheel
Midfielders: Hossam Ashour – Amr Elsolia – Hesham Mohamed – Akram Tawfeek – Karim Nedved – Islam Mohareb – Ahmed Hamoudy – Waild Soliman – Ahmed Hamdy – Mido Gaber
Forwards: Salah Mohsen – Marwan Mohsen – Walid Azaro
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