Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry has announced that midfielder Amr Soleya and defender Saad Samir, both of whom recently recovered from injuries, will be joining the Cairo giant's squad for the upcoming African Champions League group stage battle against Kampala City of Uganda, while Tunisian left back Maaloul has been dismissed.
It has been confirmed that Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi will miss the game because of a calf strain that sidelined him in the last game.
Ahly, the record holders with eight trophies, have only collected a single point – the same as Esperance – with both behind group leaders Botswana's Township Rollers, who defeated Kampala City FC 1-0 on Friday.
The Cairo giants, who clinched their last Champions League title in 2013, were close to winning the continental title last year but lost in the final 2-1 on aggregate to Moroccan side Wydad de Casablanca.
Ahly secured the Egyptian league title for the third time in a row last month with six matches to spare, but have been eliminated from Egypt Cup quarterfinals.
Ahly 18-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekrami, Mohamed El-Shennawi.
Defenders: Saad Samir, Mohamed Naguib, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Hani, Sabri Rahil, Bassem Ali.
Midfielders: Amr Soleya, Walid Soliman, Ahmed Hamoudi, Mido Gaber, Hossam Ashour, Eslam Mohareb, Phakamani Mahlambi, Ahmed Hamdi.
Forward: Salah Mohsen, Marwan Mohsen.
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