Ahly squad fly to Algeria ahead of ES Sétif game, Samir and Sulaya back

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Sunday 21 Oct 2018

The Reds are on a bid for their ninth African Champions League title

Ahly players in Cairo airport ahead of travelling to Algeria on Sunday (Photo: Ahly's official website)

Ahly squad flew to Algeria Sunday morning ahead of their game against ES Sétif on Tuesday. The return of injured midfielder players Amr El-Sulaya and defender Saad Samir will boost the Reds in their bid for their ninth African Champions League title.

The Egyptians will face the Algerian team in the return match of the CAF Champions League semi-final after winning the first leg 2-0 in Cairo on 2 October.

Right-back Ahmed Fathy was also included in the 20-man travelling squad despite taking a knock in his knee in training Saturday.

Fathy will undergo further scans in Algeria to determine his match fitness.

The winner of Tuesday's clash between Setif and Ahly will qualify to meet either Esperance of Tunisia or C.D. Primeiro de Agosto of Angola in the African Champions League final.

Holders Ahly are currently in eleventh place in the Egyptian Premier League with 11 points from six matches, seven points behind leaders El-Entag El-Harby, who played have five matches more.

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