Trump sues niece, New York Times over Pulitzer-winning tax story    Beating terrorism with progress    China, US unveil separate big steps to fight climate change    At UN, Moon pushes peace with NKorea after missile tests    Seven female Afghan taekwondo athletes resettle in Australia    A comeback win will help boost the team's morale: Atletico's Suarez after Getafe win    Dune    'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    Qa'a play showing at Lycee El Horreya Theatre, Alexandria is a must go    Egypt at UNGA: Lobbying for compromises    Egypt's Sinai, Nile Delta connected    Moving towards safety    No more paper invoices    Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi: Military role model    President Sisi says River Nile lifeline for Egyptians, slams Ethiopia's intransigence in GERD talks    Egypt's stocks end in red on Tuesday as benchmark EGX 30 drops 1.98%    Egypt to host African Development Bank 2023 annual meetings    It's a shame: Barcelona's Araujo after Granada draw    Egypt's CIB bank mandated to Net-Zero Banking Alliance Steering Group    UAE-based Alameda to invest around $318 mln in Egypt in five years    Egypt to be removed from England's red travel list on September 22    Jordan hosts energy meeting today to discuss transporting Egyptian gas to Lebanon    Russia permits airlines to resume flights from 49 cities to Egypt    Egypt's Abu Soma Development partners with KOMPASS Education    Sisi: coronavirus vaccines in Africa 'far less' than actual needs    Orange Egypt Introduces Amazon Prime Video    Tokyo Olympics: Cautious opening ceremony, shy start for Egyptians in competitions    Mallawi Museum in Upper Egypt holds recycling workshop for children during Eid Al-Adha    Egypt keen on stable tax policies to attract more investors: Finance Minister    Sudan declares state of emergency as water goes beyond Merowe Dam capacity    Niagara Falls illuminated in Egyptian flag to mark 23 July Revolution anniversary    Capital flows into EM keep recovering after March 2020 slump: Central Bank of Egypt    1 child orphaned every 12 seconds due to COVID-19-associated death: World Bank    Egypt, Japanese Olympic Committee discuss boosting sports cooperation    Ethiopia ready to resume dam talks with no legally binding agreements: Ethiopian official    US emphasises AU's role in mediating Ethiopian damdispute    Sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Egypt's Abu Qir bay yields new archaeological treasures    New films, concerts, and destinations for Eid Al-Adha holidays    Egypt, Oman discuss enhancing bilateral economic, investment relations    Al Ahly v Kaizer Chiefs: Cairo giants eye 10th CAF Champions League title    Tunisia hopes to have a UN role in resolving Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute    Egypt denounces Ethiopia's move to start second filling of giant dam    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Preview: Egypt's Ahly eye home win over Tunisian giants Esperance in CL last-eight
Published in Ahram Online on 15 - 09 - 2017

Ahly will be looking for a win when they host Tunisian giants Esperance in the CAF Champions League last-eight first leg at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium on Saturday.
With the Champions League resuming after more than two months since the end of the group stage, Ahly will be eager to make it to the semi-final in their bid to return to the African winning podium.
However, Group C winners Esperance - who were not dealt a single defeat in the group stage - will be standing in the Cairo giants' way, with the Tunisians eyeing the continental title after being crowned Arab champions last summer.
Even so, Ahly assistant manager Ahmed Ayoub seems to have full confidence in his side's ability to overcome the Esperance hurdle, while still bearing in mind the caliber of the opponent they will face.
“Esperance are very organized team and are now totally different from what they were two years ago,” Ahly assistant manager Ayoub said.
“They have an abundance of attackers in their squad and several international players in the Tunisian national team.
“However, I have trust in our players who have the needed experience to overcome such situations.
“The meeting is like an early Champions League final since it features the strongest two teams in the Arab world.”
Ahly go into the game on the back of a controversial 1-1 Egyptian league draw with Talae El-Geish, a match were the Reds were controversially denied three legitimate penalties.
The Cairo side, however, looked to have put the game behind their back with a 6-0 warm-up win over lower-tier Gouna as they geared up for the Esperance clash.
The home side will be boosted by 20,000 of their ardent fans cheering on them from the stands following attempts to allow a bigger number of supporters to attend the game by the club's board.
Moreover, the return of Tunisia left-back Ali Maaloul, attacking midfielders Saleh Gomaa and Moemen Zakareya means Ahly are now at full strength, after the trio missed the league opener against Geish with respective injuries.
Summer arrivals Walid Azaro and Hesham Mohamed have also made the squad, with veteran striker Emad Meteb also included.
Eight-time African champions Ahly, who won the last of their titles in 2013, visit Esperance for the return leg in Rades a week later.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sportsand on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)


Clic here to read the story from its source.