Ahly fly to South Africa in same jet with Mamelodi Sundowns players

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 1 Mar 2020

The Red Devils will play Sundowns in Pretoria in the second leg of the African Champions League quarterfinals Saturday

Ahly's midfielder Mohamed Magdy "Afsha" (L) controls the ball during the first leg of the CAF Champions League Quarter-final football match between Egypt's Al-Ahly and South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns at al-Ahly Stadium in the capital Cairo on February 29, 2020 (Photo: AFP)

Ahly players and technical staff will fly to South Africa late Sunday within preparations for the second leg game against Mamelodi Sundowns in the African Champions League quarterfinals next weekend.

The Cairo giants gained a comfortable first-leg advantage at the expense of Mamelodi Sundowns in the African Champions League quarterfinal Saturday thanks to a double from Tunisian left back Ali Maaloul.

The Red Devils' coach Rene Weiler announced the team's squad for the second leg game, including the same names included in the first leg.

Ahly will now be firm favourites to reach the semifinals as they chase their first crown since winning the last of their record eight Champions League trophies in 2013. The second leg will take place in Pretoria Saturday.

Ahly squad for Mamelodi Sundowns clash:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Ali Lotfi, Mostafa Shobier

Defenders: Rami Rabia, Ayman Ashraf, Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Hani, Ahmed Fathi, Ali Maaloul, Mahmoud Metwaly

Midfielders: Amr El-Sulaya, Hussein El-Shahat, Walid Soliman, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Aliou Dieng, Ahmed El-Sheikh

Strikers: Junior Ajayi, Marwan Mohsen and Aliou Badji.

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