Ahly work not to suffer time-zone difference in Japan

Mahmoud Elassal, Monday 3 Dec 2012

Ahly players have been asked not to sleep according to Cairo time to avoid the biological clock difference in Japan

Ahly's coach Hossam El-Badry and his team's players (Photo: REUTERS)

Ahly boss Hossam El-Badry asked his team's players not to sleep in Japan with the Cairo time in a step to avoid the difference of the biological clock between Egypt and Japan.

"Ahly players trained in a public garden in Japan close to the crew hotel," Read a statement on the club's official website.

"El-Badry decided to train the players early this morning and asked them not to sleep to break the gap between Egypt and Japan Time," the statement added.

"The players trained physically with the team's assistant coach as they didn't touch the ball." The statement concluded.

Under the helm of the club's vice-president Mahmoud El-Khatib, Egyptian champions Ahly flied to Japan for a closed training camp ahead of the Club World Cup, which will take place between 6 and 16 December.

Ahly will play their first match in the Club World Cup on 9 December, against the winners of the match between Hiroshima of Japan and Auckland City of New Zealand.

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