Ahli coach Hossam Al-Badri will be hoping that Lebanese striker Mohamed Ghaddar, who joined in the close season, will solve the strike problem that hit the team following the departure of Emad Meteb.
None of the several marksmen at Al-Badri’s disposal have really proved that they can spearhead Ahli’s attack.
Mohamed Talaat is likely to be fielded as a lone striker against Kabylie, while Ghaddar could be drafted in after the break.
Earlier in the day, Ismaili and Heartland lock horns in a decisive clash that could end the African adventure of one of them.
Ismaili, who won the title once in 1969, failed to bag any points after losing two consecutive games against Kabylie and Ahli.
They have no option but to overcome Heartland, who are also in dire need of victory after collecting just one point from two games.
“I think there is still some hope, but only if we win the next two games against Heartland,” Ismaili skipper Mohamed Hommos said.
“We are steadily improving and I think we’ll be in good shape against the Nigerian side.”