Emad Moteab (front L) of Egypt's Al-Ahly celebrates his 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 coach Juan Carlos Garrido has announced the team's 19-man squad for Thursday's game against Damanhour, match-day 26 of the Egyptian Premier League.
The Spaniard excluded defender Saad Samir and playmaker Walid Soliman due to injuries, as well as Sabri Rahil, Mohamed Nagi 'Gedo' and Islam Roshdy.
Another highlight of the squad is the return of defender Sherif Abdel-Fadil and forward Emad Meted who have recovered from their injuries.
"There is not rift with Meteb. He is equal with his other teammates. The ones who want to play must do their best to get a place in the matches," Garrido told reporters in the club on Tuesday.
Ahly defeated Damanhour 4-2 in the first round.
Title-holders Ahly, who are chasing a ninth successive league title, lie third in the league table with 43 points, eight behind leaders Zamalek, who are bidding for their first title since 2004.
The 19-man squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers:Sherif Ekrami, Ahmed Adel and Mosad Awad.
Defenders: Bassem Ali, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Mohamed Hamdy, Hussein EL-Sayed and Mohamed Hany.
Midfielders: Hossam Ghaly, Hossam Ashour, Ramadan Sobhy, Abdullah El-Said, Mohamed Rezk, Trezeguet and Moemen Zakareya
Forwards: Salah Saido and Emad Meteb
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