In the 26th round of the Egyptian Premier League, at the Burj Al Arab stadium in Alexandria, Al-Ahly will meet Al-Ismaily to approach the title.
Al-Ahly is on top with 68 points, while Ismaily suffers with only 30 points in the 24 matches he fought to settle in ninth place, only 5 points behind the relegation centers.
Al-Ahly needs to beat Ismaily and Al-Ittihad of Alexandria to win the 42nd league title in its history.
Al-Ahly recovered midfielder Amr El-Solaya after suffering a muscle injury that kept him away from the team for two weeks to return again to support the center midfielders , alongside Hamdi Fathy and Aliou Dieng. Al-Ahly is chasing his own records that he has achieved throughout the history of the league, in terms of the number of goals scored, the number of wins and the number of points.
Mahmoud Ashour offeciates Al-Ahly and Ismaili meeting and is assisted by Muhammad Mahmoud Lotfi and Omar Fathi, while Ahmed Abdullah is the fourth official, Mahmoud Nassef and Mahmoud Naji. are the video referees.
Ashour officiated 23 previous matches for Al-Ahly who won 20 and but no loss.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy, Ali Lotfy, and Mostafa Shobeir.
Defenders: Ali Maaloul, Ayman Ashraf, Yasser Ibrahim, Rami Rabia, Mahmoud Wahid, Ahmed Fathi, and Mohamed Hany.
Midfielders: Amr El-Solaya, Hamdi Fathi, Ahmed El-Sheikh, Walid Soliman, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Geraldo, Aliou Dieng, and Arabi Badr.
Forwards: Aliou Badji, Junior Ajayi, Kahraba, and Marwan Mohsen.