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Ahly thirsty for more glory in Club World Cup

Fresh from a dizzying CAF victory, Ahly jump into preparations for the December Club World Cup match in Japan

Ahram Online, Monday 19 Nov 2012
Egypt
Egypt's Ahli Players celebrate winning their African Champions League (CAF) after their final soccer match against Tunisia's Esperance Sportive de Tunis at the Rades stadium in Tunis (Photo: Reuters)
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Ahly has already begun preparing for the Club World Cup in Japan set for December - only allowing themselves a short breath after winning the CAF Champions League trophy.

The club's football committee is studying the team's needs under the leadership of chairman Hassan Hamdy, with the attendance of member Mahmoud El-Khatib, football sector manager Hadi Khashaba, coach Hossam El-Badry and football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz.

They are considering holding a closed camp in Japan before the global competition and playing a friendly or two during their stay there.

The Cairo giants earned the title of African Champions Saturday, beating Esperance of Tunisia 3-2 on aggregate in the CAF Champions League final.

Ahly, winners of seven African trophies, have reached the club World Cup championships three times, gaining the bronze medal in 2006.

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