LIVE: Al Ahly v Ethiopia’s Jimma Aba Jifar | CAF Champions League
Match K.O. at 18:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2)
Ahly: Sherif Ekramy, Karim Walid, Mohamed Hani, Salif Coulibaly, Ayman Ashraf, Hossam Ashour, Amr El-Sulaya, Mohamed Sherif, Nasser Maher, Ahmed Hamoudi, Marwan Mohsen
Venue: Borg El-Arab (Alexandria)
Referee: Sadek Salmi (Tunisia)
Egypt’s Ahly will face a difficult test when they play Ethiopia’s Jimma Aba Jifar in the African Champions League on Friday, according to caretaker coach Mohamed Youssef.
Runners-up Ahly will kick off their Champions League campaign when they host their Ethiopian counterparts in Alexandria in the first leg of the prestigious competition’s round of 32.
“The Jifar match is a difficult one. We want to achieve a positive result to make our mission easier in the return match,” Youssef was quoted as saying by Ahly’s official website on Wednesday.
Ahly is currently led by caretaker coach Youssef, who took charge after the firing of French coach Patrice Carteron following the African Champions League final loss last month.
Ahly, who were given a bye into the round of 32, will face Jimaa in a two-legged tie for a place in the Champions League group stage.