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Ahly's injured duo Soliman, Samir fly to Germany for further scans

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 14 Apr 2019
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Walid Soliman (Photo: Ahly's official website)
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Ahly's injured duo Walid Soliman and Saad Samir flew to Germany on Sunday to undergo further scans on their injuries, with their appearance doubtful for Thursday's league match against Pyramids FC, the Cairo giants announced.

Playmaker Soliman has been sidelined since picking up a knee injury during the African Champions league match against Algeria's JS de Saoura last month, while defender Samir is facing three months on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in his side's 5-0 loss to South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in the first-leg of the Champions League quarters last week.

Saad Samir
Saad Samir (Photo: Ahly's official website)

Despite rejoining the team's recent trainings after recovering from his injury, Soliman was not available in Saturday's 1-0 home win over Mamelodi Sundowns. Ahly, who were seeking their first continental triumph since 2013, were eliminated from the continental tournament after losing 5-1 on aggregate.

"Soliman was available in recent trainings, but he was sent to Germany as the technical staff wants to make sure of his readiness for next matches," reads a statement on Ahly's official website.

The 34-year-old veteran playmaker Soliman is still doubtful for Thursday's anticipated league match against stiff rivals Pyramids FC.

Leaders Ahly will be in a must-win situation on Thursday to continue their campaign towards their 41st league title successfully. 

The Reds currently lead the league table with 58 points from 25 matches, just one point ahead of arch rivals and second-placed Zamalek. Pyramids FC, who played two matches more, lie third with 57 points.

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