Ahly may kick-off African Champions League without key duo

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Feb 2015

Emad Moteab (C) of Egypt's Al-Ahly celebrates scoring a goal during their African Super Cup soccer match against Algeria's Entente Setif at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida February 21, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly may have to do without key duo Abdallah El-Said and Hosasm Ghaly when they open their African Champions League campaign next month after both were injured.

Playmaker El-Said suffers from a calf strain while skipper Ghaly picked up a knee injury. Both were hurt during Ahly’s African Super Cup game away to Algeria’s ES Setif, which they had lost on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

The two key players may miss Ahly’s opening Champions League clash in mid March against a yet-to-be-determined side.  

Ahly will be bidding for a record-extending ninth Champions League title.

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