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El-Said, Antwi and Gamal boost Ahly ahead of Egypt Cup test

Ahly will meet Alexandrian side Smouha Monday in the quarter-finals of Egypt's secondary domestic competition

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Jul 2016
Abdallah El-Said
Abdallah El-Said during Ahly's training session (Photo: Ahly's official website)
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Ahly's attacking midfielder Abdallah El-Said has rejoined the club's training sessions after recovering from injury, while striking duo Amr Gamal and John Antwi are ready for Monday's anticipated match against Smouha.

"El-Said has trained with his teammates after recovering from his injury," Ahly said in a statement via its official website.

The 30-year-old, who was a key factor in guiding the Reds to their 38th league title this year, has been on the sidelines since picking up a collarbone injury in a league match against Dakhleya on 9 June.

Ahly will meet Alexandrian side Smouha Monday in the quarter-finals of Egypt's secondary domestic competition. The winner will face ENPPI in the tournament's semis.

El-Said's return will be a great boost for the Egyptian champions who already suffer the absence of key players like defender Ahmed Hegazy, midfielder Amr El-Sulaya and winger Bassem Ali due to injury.

Gamal, Antwi boost attack

Against Smouha, Ahly will also be backed by the recovery of striking duo Amr Gamal and John Antwi from muscular injuries.

"Gamal and Antwi are ready for Smouha match after recovering and featuring in Saturday's training," Ahly's website declared.

The Cairo giants, Ahly, are already struggling to cope with some major absences, especially following moves by Ramadan Sobhi to Stoke City and Malick Evouna to China's Tianjin Teda.

Despite the absences, Ahly took an African Champions League lifeline following a precious 1-0 victory over Wydad Casablanca in Rabat Wednesday.

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