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Ahly coach sets up healthy squad for Tanzania match

Martin Jol announced the squad for the Young Africans game in the CAF Champions League

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 4 Apr 2016
Martin Jol
Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol arrives to attend a press conference in Al-Ahly club as he was unveiled as the new coach for Egyptian Premier League leaders Al-Ahly in Cairo, Egypt, March 1, 2016. (Reuters)
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Ahly Dutch manager Martin Jol has called out all the big guns to join the trip to Tanzania to face the Young Africans in the first leg of the CAF Champions League round of 16 on Saturday.

Jol excluded defender Mohamed Naguib, midfielder Saleh Gomaa and Ahmed Hamdy from the team's squad, which is traveling to Tanzania on Tuesday.

Recently recovered from a muscular injury, Sherif Ekramy has been called after being sidelined since February, with substitute keeper Ahmed Adel replacing him the previous games.

The Young Africans of Tanzania have settled on 9 April as the date for hosting Egypt's Ahly in the first leg of the African Champions League round of 16. The Cairo giants will host the Tanzanian team in the second leg 10 days later.

The Reds made it to the last 16 after defeating Recreativo of Angola 2-0 on aggregate, while the Young Africans went through after beating Rwanda's APR.

Ahly's squad:

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Adel, Mosad Awad.

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi, Bassem Ali, Mohamed Hani, Saad Samir, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Hagazy, Sabri Rahil.

Midfielders: Hossam Ghaly, Hossam Ashour, Amr El-Sulaya, Ahmed El-Sheikh, Walid Soliman, Moemen Zakareya, Ramadan Sobhi, Abdalla El-Said.

Strikers: Malick Evouna, Amr Gamal, Emad Meteb.

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