Ahly get Antwi boost ahead of Zamalek showdown, Ghaly and Evouna in doubt

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 18 Sep 2015

Gabon striker Evona and Egyptian midfielder Ghaly are in doubt for Zamalek clash

File Photo: Egypt's Al-Ahly players take part in a training session under cloudy skies at Army club in Algiers, February 19, 2015 (Reuters)

Ahly have been boosted by the return of Ghanaian striker John Antwi ahead of Egypt Cup's final clash against Zamalek next Monday, assistant coach Ahmed Ayoub said on Friday.

The Red Devils' new recruit had a flying start, scoring five goals in three games before sustaining an ankle injury against Esperance of Tunisia in a Confederation Cup game last August.

"Antwi has fully recovered from his injury and has begun full trainings with the team today. He will be ready for Monday's game," Ayoub told reporters after Friday's training session.

Meanwhile, Gabon's striker Malick Evouna and inspirational midfielder Hossam Ghaly are a major doubt for the game.

Evouna has been dropped from Wednesday's semi-final tie against Petrojet 3-1 due to a muscle strain while Ghaly had to be pulled off the game after 30 minutes. 

"It will be hard for Evouna and Ghaly to catch the game. We are not sure yet about them but he won't take any risks with injuries against Zamalek," Ayoub concluded.

Ahly will face Zamalek, who defeated Smouha on penalty shoots, in the Egypt Cup final on Monday.

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