File Photo: Ahly s Egyptian midfielder Hussein el-Shahat. AFP
The Reds will be hosted by their Tunisian counterparts in the first leg of the prestigious tournament semis.
Hours before heading to Tunisia on Tuesday, 30-year-old El-Shahat was suffering from muscular pains before undergoing scans to determine his ability for the Esperance test.
“Scans revealed that El-Shahat is ready for Friday’s game,” Ahly’s doctor Ahmed Abu Abla was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.
Ten-time African Champions Ahly advanced to the semifinals after a 2-0 aggregate victory over Raja of Morocco.
On the other side, Esperance reached the same round after a 2-1 on aggregate win over Algeria's JSK.
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