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Ahly injured skipper Ghaly out of African squad

Hossam Ghaly will not be registered in Ahly’s African squad, Ahly coach confirms while newly-signed Ahmed Abdel-Zaher appeared in Tuesday trainings

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 15 Jan 2013
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Ahly captain, defender Hossam Ghaly (Photo: snap shoot from ahly vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima match)
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Ahly captain, defender Hossam Ghaly is confirmed to miss the Reds’ squad for the African Champions League.

“Ghaly will not be registered continentally as his rehabilitation will take a long time,” the African Champions manager Hossam EL-Badry was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.

The 31-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur has undergone a surgery in Germany after sustaining a rupture in his anterior knee ligament during his side’s 2-1 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima in a Club World Cup last month.

Ghaly’s injury came as a blow, not only for his club, but also for Egypt’s national team, which is currently bracing for a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe next march.

Abdel-Zaher joins trainings

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Abdel-Zaher in Ahly's training (Photo: Ahly official website)

During Tuesday morning training session, Ahly players have warmly welcomed their new teammate, striker Ahmed Abdel-Zaher who has just moved from ENPPI.

The joint top scorer of the Egyptian Premier League in the 2010-11 season with 13 goals, also made few appearances with Egypt’s senior team under former manager Hassan Shehata.

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