Ahly midfielder Salah Gomaa has returned to the Reds' squad for the first time in almost a year after being called up by coach Martin Lasarte Wednesday for Thursday's Egyptian Premier League match against Maqassa.
The 25-year-old Gomaa, who joined Ahly in 2015 from Enppi, wasn't officially registered with the Cairo giants since ending his loan spell with Saudi side Al-Faisaly last summer.
Uruguayan boss Lasarte has called up 21 players for Thursday's match amid the return of defence duo Saad Samir and Ahmed Alaa after recovering from injury.
Nigerian hitman Junior Ajayi was the only striker available as attacking trio Salah Mohsen, Walid Azaro and Marwan Mohsen are all absent due to various injuries.
Champions Ahly currently lie fourth in the league table with 27 points from 14 matches, 14 points behind leaders and rivals Zamalek who have played two matches more.
Maqassa are third with 30 points from 18 matches.
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