Egypt's Ahly to face Jordan's Faisaly in Arab Championship semis

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 31 Jul 2017

Egypt's Ahly slump to a 1-0 loss to Al-Faisaly of Jordan in their first game at the Arab Championship in Cairo on Saturday (Photo: Ahmed Aref)

Egypt's Ahly have been drawn to face Jordan's Al-Faisaly in the Arab Club Championship semi-finals on 2 August, while Tunisian side Esperance will face Morocco's FUS Rabat on 3 August.

"Ahly will face Al-Faisaly at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium with 25,000 fans attendance," Arab Football Association member Mohamed Raouraoua said at a press conference after the draw.

"Tunisian side Esperance will face Morocco's FUS Rabat at Alexandria stadium with 10,000 fans attendance," he added.

"The two semi-final games will be played at 20:00 Cairo local time, GMT+2," Raouraoua said.

Ahly's football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz expressed his contentment with the Arab championship draw, saying the match will be different from the group stage.

"All the squad is fit for the match, but it depends on the decision of coach Hossam El-Badry," Abdel-Hafiz said.

Ahly booked their place in the Arab Club Championship semi-finals after placing second in their group ranking with six points, while Jordan's Al-Faisaly, Tunisian side Esperance and Morocco's FUS Rabat reached the semis after topping their groups.

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