Bidvest Wits v Al Ahly | CAF Champions League 2nd-leg | MATCH PREVIEW
Date: March 19th 2017
Time: 15:30 Cairo Local Time
Ahly will be hoping their 1-0 first-leg lead would give them an edge when they visit South Africa’s Bitvest Wits in the Champions League round of 32 return leg on Sunday.
Having failed to add to Ahmed Hegazy’s second-half headed goal against the Champions League debutants at Cairo’s El-Salam Stadium a week ago, the Reds know quite well they take an uncomfortable lead to Johannesburg.
Bearing in mind that their opponents are organized at the back, having kept Ahly at bay throughout the first half of the first leg, the Cairo giants know they will be up against a tactically well-drilled side.
Moreover, Bidvest showed signs of their abilities in possession in Cairo, looking to play passing combinations instead of resorting to long balls, meaning they may be able to cause them problems at their home venue.
Al Ahly training session
Ahly will be missing the services of skipper Hossam Ghaly and forward Junior Ajayi at Bidvest due to respective injuries, alongside long-term absentee Marwan Mohsen.
Attacking midfielder Moemen Zakareya has been an initial doubt for the return leg but has been declared fit to play.
The hosts, meanwhile, will be missing defender Thulani Hlatshwayo due to suspension.