Al Ahly will be out to topple their bitter rivals Zamalek from the summit of the Egypt Premier League table when they face Wadi Degla in a rescheduled game in Cairo on Wednesday night [21h00].
Pitso Mosimane’s Ahly are three points behind Zamalek with one game in hand. A win against Wadi Degla will see them assume pole position courtesy of a better goal difference.
However, Mosimane’s charges must do it without six of their players who returned on Monday from the Olympics. The former Mamelodi Sundowns coach opted to rest them after featuring for the Under 23s at the Olympics.
The defensive duo of Badr Banoun and Ayman Ashraf will miss the Degla game due to illness and suspension respectively.
Ahly welcome back Karim ‘Nedved’ Walid for the first time in two years after recovering from a long-term knee injury as his last appearance date in 2019.
In the absence of their Under 23 players, Ahly struggled in the last three games as they were held by NBE before claiming two hard-fought wins against El-Entag El-Harbi and Aswan.
In Wadi Degla, they face a side who are second from bottom and can’t afford to drop points if they want to avoid relegation. They managed to hold Ahly to a goalless draw in the reverse fixture.
After Wednesday night’s game, Ahly and Zamalek will be left with seven games as they vie for the coveted League title. The remaining games will be played in a space of 20 days.
By FARPost Reporter