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Young Africans arrive in Cairo to face Zamalek

Tanzanian club arrives in Cairo Thursday ahead of Saturday's match against Zamalek; Mido and Shikabala return giving boost to squad

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 1 Mar 2012
Young Africans V Zamalek
Young Africans midfielder Haruna goes mid air from a tackle by Zamalek's Ahmed Samir in the 1-1 draw in the first leg of CAF Champions League
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Tanzanian side Young African first football team have arrived in Cairo ahead of their Saturday match against Zamalek in the second leg of the preliminary round of CAF Champions League.

Cairo giants Zamalek have been given a boost in their preparations for the tie by the return of key players like Ahmed Hossam “Mido” who was out of action for two months and the team's brilliant playmaker, Mahmoud Abdul-Razek “Shikabala,” who missed the first leg due to injury.

Mido’s return boosts Zamalek, who will already miss striker Amr Zaki due to injury. The former Wigan striker scored the equaliser in the 1-1 first-leg draw at Young Africans.

The tie is scheduled to be played in Cairo's Military Academy Stadium behind closed doors following the Port Said stadium disaster that left more than 73 dead and hundreds injured.

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