Ahly trio declared fit for Coffee clash

Karim Farouk, Saturday 7 Apr 2012

Mohamed Barakat, Walid Soliman and Hossam Ashour will play against Ethiopian Coffee in Sunday's African Champions League game

Ahly forward Walid Soliman

Ahly Coach Manuel Jose had was handed a boost with the news that forwards Mohamed Barakat, Walid Soliman and midfielder Hossam Ashour have been declared fit to play against Ethiopian Coffee in the return leg of the CAF Champions League round 32 on Sunday.

"Barakat and Soliman trained normally today and didn't complain from any pains. They have fully recovered and are ready to participate in the game," assistant coach Mohamed Youssef told the club's official website on Friday.

Both players missed Thursday's training session with injuries that turned out to be minor. Barakat and Soliman are two of Ahly's most influential players and should play key roles in the team's offensive strategy against Ethiopian Coffee.

Midfielder Hossam Ashour, who was out with a leg injury, has also resumed full training on Friday and is set to be included in the lineup for Sunday's game.

The Red Devils are in a must win situation as they were held to a scoreless draw in the first leg in Addis Ababa two weeks ago.

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