Ahly's veteran keeper El-Shennawy doubtful against Esperance CL Friday

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 17 May 2023

Ahly's veteran goalkeeper and skipper Mohammed El-Shennawy is doubtful for game against Esperance of Tunisia in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-final in Cairo on Friday due to injury.

Mohamed el-Shenawy
Ahly s Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed el-Shenawy speaks to teammates during the CAF Champions League semi-final football match between Tunisia s Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Egypt s Al-Ahly at the Hammadi Agrebi Stadium in Rades on May 12, 2023. AFP


On Tuesday, Ahly’s doctor revealed that the 34-year-old keeper has started a rehabilitation programme due to a calf injury.

Still, the club is yet to announce El-Shennawy's final status for the game.

The 10-time African champs have already put one foot forward on the road to the prestigious tournament final after an impressive 3-0 win over Esperance in Rades last Friday.

El-Shennawy, the Pharaohs keeper, has played a key role in putting his club on course for a fourth consecutive Champions League final and an overall 11th title.

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