Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has named his 19-man squad for Saturday’s Caf Champions League opener against Union Sportive de la Gendarmerie Nationale (USGN) of Niger.
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New signings Percy Tau, Luís Miquissone, Karim Fouad and Hossam Hassan were not included in the squad.
Several key players like Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Hussien El-Shahat and Salah Mohsen have also failed to make the cut.
Meanwhile, Mosimane has expressed his excitement ahead of the start of their opener, saying he was looking forward to the challenge of trying to win the Caf Champions League for the third time in a row., confirming his stay with the Reds.
Mosimane has won the continental competition twice since joining the Red Devils in September last year.
“I am very excited that our journey towards achieving the 3rd Caf Champions League title in a row starts on Saturday in Niger,” Mosimane tweeted on Thursday.
“We are focused on the prize ahead and ready to once again conquer the Caf Champions League tournament.”
The first-leg is set to take place in Niger on Saturday, with the teams facing each other once again in Cairo a week later.
Al Ahly squad:
Goalkeepers: Ali Lotfi, Mostafa Shobier, Hamza Alaa
Defenders: Rami Rabia, Yasser Ibrahim, Badr Benoun, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Ali Maaloul
Midfielders: Hamdi Fathi, Akram Tawfik, Aliou Dieng, Amr El-Sulya, Ahmed Nabil Kouka, Mohamed Mahmoud
Forwards: Mahmoud Kahraba, Walid Soliman, Taher Mohamed Taher, Mohamed Sherif