Abou-Treika returns for Ahly in Champions League clash against Zamalek

Mohamad Mosselhi , Sunday 21 Jul 2013

The classy midfielder included in Ahly's 18-man squad for Zamalek clash for the first time after ending a six-month loan at UAE side Bani Yas

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Ahly's playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika (Photo: Ahram)

Veteran playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika was named in Ahly's 18-man squad for Wednesday's clash against arch-rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League group stage.

It will be the first appearance for the 35-year-old with the Red Devils after returning from a short loan spell at Emirati side Bani Yas.

Abou-Treika, who is arguably one of Egypt's best-ever footballers, is the top scorer of Cairo derbies with 11 goals, one ahead of teammate Emad Meteb, who will miss Wednesday's game due to a persistent back injury.

Winger Ahmed Fathi was also included in the roster returning from a six-month lean stint with Hull City, who earned promotion to the elite English Premier League.

The Group A clash will be played at a tiny 12,000-seat stadium in the Red Sea resort of El-Gouna .

The game was initially due to be played on Sunday, but it was delayed to Wednesday due to marketing reasons.

Ahly squad:

Goalkeepers:Sherif Ekrami, Mahmoud Aboul-Sauod

Defenders: Wael Gomaa, Mohamed Naguib, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Sayed Moawad, Ahmed Shedid, Ahmed Fathi

Midfielders: Hossam Ashour, Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' ,Walid Soliman, Abdallah El-Saied, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Rami Rabie, Shehabeddine Ahmed

Strikers: Dominique Da Silva, El-Sayed Hamdy, Ahmed Abdel-Zaher

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