Al Ahly seek first leg win against APR

Egyptian side Al Ahly are aiming to win the Caf Champions League first round, first leg clash against hosts APR FC on Saturday at Amahoro stadium.

Egyptian side Al Ahly are aiming to win the Caf Champions League first round, first leg clash against hosts APR FC on Saturday at Amahoro stadium.

The Al Ahly director of football, Wael Gomaa, said on Wednesday, “We arrived here two days before the game to adapt to the atmosphere here and we hope to be in top form in front of them.”

“We will give our best because we know we are facing a strong team in Rwanda, we have watched them but we always look for the win,” he noted.

APR has been training at Amahoro stadium since Monday ahead of tomorrow’s clash, probably the biggest for them in the last decade, but interim head coach Vincent Mashami is confident his youthful side can pull off a win against the most successful club in the world in terms of trophies.

He acknowledged that, “I know this match will be difficult for us, but we have prepared well and will give our best and make sure we don’t concede at home.”

Al Ahly delegation arrived in Kigali on Wednesday and are staying at Umubano Hotel.

Full squad:

Sherif Ekrami, Ahmed Adel and Mossaad Awad, Mohamed Naguib, Saad Samir, Sherif Hazem, Bassem Ali, Mohamed Hani, Sabri Rahil, Hussein El-Sayed, Hossam Ghaly, Hossam Ashour, Walid Soliman, Abdallah, El-Said, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet”,  Moemen Zakareya, Emad Meteb, Peter Ebimobowei and Saladin Said.

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