Ahly's skipper Ghaly to sit out Mali trip

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 25 Apr 2012

Ahly name 20-man squad for Sunday's scheduled clash with Stade Malien; Captain Ghaly to sit out trip after dispute with coach

Hossam Ghaly
Ahly captain Hossam Ghaly (photo: Bassam El-Zoghbi)

Ahly Captain Hossam Ghaly has been ruled out of the club's squad for Sunday's scheduled CAF Champions League clash against Stade Malien.

According to rumours, the veteran midfielder is set to leave the club following a dispute last week with Portuguese coach Manuel Jose.

Ghaly reportedly disobeyed the coach's instructions, which resulted in his exclusion from Thursday's scheduled trip to Mali.

The club's official website on Wednesday reported that attacking midfielder Abdallah El-Said was available in the travelling list after recovering from a muscle injury that had recently kept him out of action.

The Red Devils coach is already contending with the absence of Brazilian striker Fabio Junior, who recently suffered a cut to his thigh muscle. It has been confirmed that Fabio will miss the second leg of the championship with the Malian Club.

Six-time CAF African Champions League winners, Ahly managed to reach round of 16 after defeating Ethiopian Coffee 3-0 last week following a goalless draw in an away game.

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

Ahly's 20-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Ahmed Adel, Sherif Ekrami

Defenders: Wael Gomaa, Moemen Gaber, Mohamed Najiub, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Ahmed El-Sayed, Sayed Mowad, Ahmed Shedid

Midfielders: Mohamed Shawky, Hossam Ashour, Shehab Ahmed, Walid Soliman, Mohamed Barakat, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Mohamed Nagy "Gedo," Abdallah El-Said

Strikers: El-Sayed Hamdi, Emad Meteb and Dominique Da Silva

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