Ahly will not rely on first leg result against Wydad: Skipper El-Shennawy

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 10 Jun 2023

Ahly's veteran goalkeeper and skipper, Mohamed El-Shennawy, said on Saturday that the team has put the result of the first leg behind them and are only focused on winning the title against Wydad on Sunday.

Ahly s veteran goalkeeper and skipper, Mohamed El-Shennawy
Ahly s veteran goalkeeper and skipper, Mohamed El-Shennawy


Wydad will host Ahly at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco, following Ahly's 2-1 win in the first leg at the Cairo International Stadium last week.

"We have turned the page of the first leg and are fully focused on the second game. The players are highly motivated to win the title," El-Shennawy said at the pre-game press conference.

El-Shennawy, 34, who had been suffering from a calf injury, was replaced by young goalie Mostafa Shobeir during the first leg game.

"Mostafa Shobeir put in a superb performance during the first leg, and all of us on the team train well to represent the team in any game," the veteran keeper added.

El-Shennawy is expected to participate in Sunday's match.

"We are only concentrating on tomorrow's game and not dwelling on the past. All the players are experienced and can handle playing in front of a large number of fans while enjoying the game," El-Shennawy said.

"All the players are ready for the game, and we will do our best in the second leg to win the trophy and make Ahly supporters happy," the Ahly keeper said.

The Red Devils are seeking a record-extending 11th Champions League title, while Wydad are looking for their fourth title.

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