Zamalek's Hefni fit for Rayon Sports match in Confed Cup

Mohamed Mosselhi, Tuesday 24 Mar 2015

The talented playmaker will boost Zamalek when they take on Rayon Sports next month in the African Confederation Cup

Ayman Hefni
Zamalek's midfielder Ayman Hefni (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Zamalek playmaker Ayman Hefni has been declared fit to take part in Zamalek's African Confederation Cup game against Rwanda's Rayon Sports in Kigali next month after recovering from injury.

The 29-year-old pulled out of Egypt's training camp earlier this week due to a muscle complaint and was omitted from the Pharaohs squad that will face Equatorial Guinea in a friendly on Thursday.

However, he should recover in time to play in Zamalek's game against Rayon Sports in the second leg of the Confederation Cup round of 32 on 5 April. The Cairo giants secured a first-leg advantage after beating the visitors 3-1 in the Red Sea resort of El-Gouna last week.

Zamalek doctor Ayman Farid also said first-choice goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy, who left Egypt's training camp due to a swollen lymph gland, will be available when the club face Dakhleya in an Egyptian Premier League game on Monday.

The Egyptian league will resume on 30 March after 50 days of suspension in the wake of a Cairo football disaster which left 20 Zamalek supporters dead.

The fans died of stampede after being tear-gassed by security forces, who sought to prevent them from attending a match against ENPPI at the army-owned Air Defence Stadium on 8 February.

Zamalek are leading the league table with 45 points, three ahead of second-placed ENPPI.

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