Burkina Faso's Koffi in Zamalek's squad for Ahly derby

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 26 Jan 2015

Koffi, Tarek Hamed to boost Zamalek in the 109th Cairo derby with Ahly, while injury will sideline Ahmed Samir

Mohamed Koffi
Enrique Senobua of Equatorial Guinea (R) fights for the ball with Burkina Faso's Mohamed Koffi (5) during their Group A soccer match at the African Cup of Nations in Bata January 21, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Zamalek's Burkinabe defender Mohamed Koffi has been included in the club's squad which will face rivals Ahly in the Cairo derby on Thursday.

Koffi is expected to arrive in Cairo In the coming few hours after seeing his national team Burkina Faso eliminated from the current African Cup of nations after Sunday's defeat to Gabon.

Zamalek's left back Ahmed Samir will not be available for the derby squad as he continues to suffer from chest injury, while midfielder Tarek Hamed will be in after recovering from a knee injury.

Zamalek will start a closed training camp on Monday amid preparations for the anticipated match.

The 109th Cairo derby is expected to be tough as the Red Devils, who are bidding for their ninth title in a row, are currently fourth in the table with 32 points, eight behind rivals Zamalek who are in the lead.

Zamalek's full squad for Cairo derby:

Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shenawy, Mahmoud Abdel-Rehim

Defenders: Hamada Tolba, Ahmed Dewidar, Ali Gabr, Omar Gaber, Eslam Gamal, Mohamed Kofi, Saleh Moussa

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Tawfik, Ibrahim Salah, Mohamed Shabaan, Ayman Hefny, Hazem Emam, Mostafa Fathi, Ahmed Eid

Strikers: Basem Morsi, Ahmed Ali, Abdullah Cisse

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