Ahly name 20-man squad for Ethiopian Coffee game

Mahmoud Elassal, Saturday 24 Mar 2012

Barakat and Da Silva join Ahly squad for Ethiopian Coffee match, but Meteb, Gomaa and El-Saied are out


Ahly's 20-man squad for the game against Ethiopian Coffee in the first leg of the African Champions League round of 32 included midfielder Mohamed Barakat and striker Dominique Da Silva.

Both men have shrugged off injures in time to make Ahly's roster for their first Champions League game this season.

The match will take place on Sunday in Addis Ababa. The return leg will be played in Cairo on 8 April.

The record winners of the Champions League with six titles under their belt, Ahly left striker Emad Meteb, defender Wael Gomaa and attacking midfielder Abdullah El-Saied at home because of injuries.

Ahly, who last won Africa’s premier club competition in 2008, were given a bye into the round of 32, while Ethiopian Coffee secured passage to the second knockout round after crushing Mitsamiouli of Comoros 4-2 on aggregate.   

Ahly's 20-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Ahmed Adel, Sherif Ekrami, Moemen Gaber.

Defenders: Mohamed Najiub, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Ahmed El-Sayed, Hossam Ghaly, Sayed Mowad, Ahmed Shedid, Ahmed Fathi.

Midfielders: Mohamed Shawky, Hossam Ashour, Shehab Ahmed, Walid Soliman, Mohamed Barakat, Mohamed Abou-Treika.

Strikers: Fabio Junior, Mohamed Nagy “Gedo”, Dominique Da Silva, El-Sayed Hamdi       

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