Last Update 21:35
Monday, 16 September 2019

Ahly kick off training in Alexandria closed camp for Champions League encounter

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Jul 2018
Ahly kick off training in Alexandria closed camp for Champions League encounter (Photo: Ahly Official Website)
Views: 1911
Views: 1911

Egypt's Ahly will hold their first training session in a closed club in Alexandria on Saturday, as part of preparations for the much-anticipated African Champions League clash against Botswana's Township Rollers that is set for Tuesday in Alexandria.

"French coach Carteron preferred to start the camp early to prepare the players well for the African meeting," read a statement on the club's official website on Saturday.

The eight-time CAF Champions League title holders Ahly are in a tough spot in the league this season following a poor start to their group-stage campaign.

The Cairo Giants were held to a goalless draw at home by Tunisian giants Esperance before slumping to a 2-0 loss to Uganda's Kampala City, slipping to the bottom of Group A with a solitary point from their opening two matches. Esperance lead the group with six points, followed by Kampala and Township Rollers with three each.

Ahly will finalise their preparations for the game against the Township Rollers by playing a friendly on Thursday against Nogoom El-Mostakbal, newly promoted team to the Egyptian Premier League.

(For more sports news and updates and a special World Cup 2018 coverage, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.