LIVE: JS Saoura v Al Ahly | CAF Champions League | JAN 18th 2019

LIVE: JS Saoura v Al Ahly | CAF Champions League | JAN 18th 2019 Time: 21:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2) | 14:00 ET Canada – USA Venue: aout 1955-bechar 20,...
Junior Ajayi
Junior Ajayi

LIVE: JS Saoura v Al Ahly | CAF Champions League | JAN 18th 2019

Time: 21:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2) | 14:00 ET Canada – USA
Venue: aout 1955-bechar 20, Algeria
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)

Ahly will be looking to keep their winning run in the Champions League when they visit Algerian side Jeunesse Sportive de la Saoura in Becher on Friday.
Last week, the Cairo giants opened the group stage on style after defeating a tough opponent in the Congolese side Vita Club 2-0 in Alexandria.

During the win against Vita, Ahly introduced their new signings Ramdan Sobhi and Abdallah El-Shahat.

It is likely that coach Martin Lasarte will give a chance to other newcomers against Saoura, such as defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi and defender Yasser Ibrahim, who joined Ahly last week from ENPPI and Smouha respectively.

Ahly’s mission will not be easy in Algeria given Saoura’s expected hunger for a positive result after the team slumped in their group opener in a 3-0 defeat to Simba of Tanzania, thus lying last and pointless in the group.

Therefore, it is certain that Saoura will fight fiercely against Ahly to keep their hopes alive in the group.

Ahly’s Uruguayan coach is facing a selection headache as he goes up against the Algerian side without a normal striker.

Ahly’s three strikers Marwan Mohsen, Salah Mohsen and Walid Azaro were sidelined from Friday’s clash due to different injuries.

This critical offensive situation prompted the club management to register the team’s Nigerian winger Junior Ajaye in Ahly’s African list at the expense of Malian defender Salif Coulibaly to compensate for the attacking shortage in their squad.

Ajaye was dropped from the African list last July after picking up a knee injury that sidelined him for months, and he is set to make his return against Saoura.

LIVE: JS Saoura v Al Ahly | CAF Champions League | JAN 18th 2019

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