Ahly's Meteb vows to score in Champions League tie with Stade Malien

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 21 Apr 2012

Ahly players are determined to win their CAF Champions League tie against Stade Malien, which was postponed by 24 hours

Emad Meteb
Ahly striker Emad Meteb with his coach Manuel Jose (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly striker Emad Meteb hopes he can hit the net when his team travels next week to Mali to take on Stade Malien in the CAF Champions League.

"The game will be difficult as Stade Malien is not an easy opponent and will be targeting a good result at home," Meteb was quoted as saying by the club's official website on Saturday.

"I will do my best to score in Mali. All the players are determined to win to continue our way towards the African title that's been eluding us since 2008," the 29-year-old hitman added.

Stade Malien postpones match

The match was due to take place on 28 April, but Ahly's football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz announced today that the game will be postponed for 24 hours upon the request of the hosts.

"The Malian club informed us that the match will be postponed for 24 hours. We will not change our prep programme for the match, and the team will travel Thursday," Abdel-Hafiz explained.

El-Said illness is not fake

The Red Devils midfielder Abdullah El-Said, will miss the game due to a cut in his leg muscle, but will join the training sessions in the coming few days confirms the club's doctor, Ihab Aly.

"El-Said is close to finishing his rehab programme and will be ready to rejoin trainings within a few days. All of the reports that he is pretending to be sick are not true," Aly revealed.

The six-time CAF African champions Champions League winners, Ahly, reached round of 16 after defeating Ethiopian Coffee 3-0 last week following a goalless draw in an away game.

Malian side Stade Malien are set for a showdown with Ahly after smashing Tonnerre of Benin 5-2 on aggregate in the previous round.

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