Ahly's Meteb fit for Egypt's postponed Super Cup

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 5 Sep 2012

Veteran striker Meteb will boost Ahly's attacking line in the anticipated match against ENPPI on Sunday

Ahly striker Emad Meteb (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly's striker Emad Meteb is fit for Sunday's Egypt Super Cup game against ENPPI that was delayed by one day upon the request of the Red Devils, a statement on the club's official website confirmed, Wednesday. 

Meteb was suffering from a persistent back injury that kept him out of Sunday's 2-0 Champions League defeat by DR Congo's TP Mazembe.

"Meteb has recovered and is ready for the Super Cup match after featuring in today's training session without any problems," the Cairo giants added in the statement. "The player performed well and scored many goals in the training."

Ahly confirmed on Tuesday that they will play Saturday's Egypt Super Cup game against ENPPI, a few days after saying they might withdraw due to sponsoring conflicts.

Ahly, who were Egyptian Premier League winners in 2011, were supposed to face Egypt cup holders ENPPI in the annual curtain raiser of the season on Saturday.

The league heroes asked the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to postpone the match by one day, as their players were exhausted following their return from DR Congo on Monday.

"The EFA informed the club today that they accepted to postpone the match until Sunday," announced Ahly's website.

League activities in Egypt were halted following the death of at least 70 fans in Egypt's worst sports disaster earlier this February, until a decision by the Interior Ministry in late August which gave the EFA the green light to hold the Super Cup.

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