File Photo:Rami Rabia (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Ahly defender Rami Rabia will be sidelined for 10 days due to a muscular injury, the club announced on Tuesday.
"Rabia is suffering from a groin injury that will sideline him for 10 days," Ahly announced via its official website.
The Egypt Super Cup holders Ahly will face Talae El-Geish when they begin the new Egyptian Premier League season campaign on Thursday.
The Red Devils are already missing the services of Gabonese striker Malick Evouna due to an ankle injury, but midfield duo Hossam Ghaly and Walid Soliman, as well as defender Ahmed Hegazy, have all recovered and are ready for Thursday's match.
Moreover, Ahly's right-winger Bassem Ali will miss the Egyptian Premier League opener due to a muscle injury.
The 22-year-old Egyptian international Rabia, who rejoined his home club Ahly this summer from Portugal's Lisbon, will also miss Sunday's league match against Ghazl El-Mahala.
Ahly, the holders of a record 36 Egyptian Premier League titles, failed to win a ninth successive title last season as arch-rivals Zamalek ended their 11-year drought.
Under the helms of newly named coach Jose Peseiro, Ahly are bidding to retain their fans' preferred title this season, kicking off their campaign on Thursday.
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