LIVE: Ittihad of Alexandria v Al Ahly | Egyptian League

LIVE: Ittihad of Alexandria v Al Ahly | Egyptian League

21:30 Cairo local time (GMT+2) | 15:30 ET Canada-USA

Venue: Alexandria stadium

Referee: Mahmoud El Banna

Al Ahly will be hoping the return of their key defenders from injury end their recent poor run as they meet Ittihad in a tough Egyptian Premier League game on Thursday.

The Red Devils, who are eyeing a sixth straight league crown, won only two of their previous four matches, losing another two and drawing once.

Zamalek, their main challengers for the title, have also stumbled of late in what could be a tightly contested race between the perennial Cairo rivals.

Ahly have mainly suffered of fatigue but also sorely missed almost their entire backline due to a string of injuries. Their makeshift defence has been largely porous, conceding six goals in five matches.

However, they welcome back Moroccan Badr Benoun and his central defensive partner Ayman Ashraf against Ittihad in a timely boost amid fixture congestion.

Mahmoud Metwalli, a back-up option, has also been included in Ahly’s squad for the first time since August last year after recovering from a lengthy injury lay-off.

A victory for Ahly would boost their morale before they meet Zamalek in the Cairo derby on Monday. Should they win their games in hand, they will go two points clear of Zamalek on top of the standings.

Ittihad, who are managed by ex-Ahly great and Egypt’s all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan, are having a fine season as they lie fifth in the table with 29 points from 19 games.

They have fared better than Ahly in their last five matches, winning twice and drawing twice.

FT: Ittihad of Alexandria 1-2 Al Ahly | Egyptian League


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