The Red Devils are aiming for their 10th title, while Amakhosi are aiming to win their first title
Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has named his 28-man squad for the Caf Champions League final against Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa scheduled for Saturday, July 17 at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, Morocco.
The tactician did not include any surprise or omission from the group as Al Ahly is aiming for their 10th title.
The Egyptians want to successfully defend their crown while their opponents target their first Champions League title.
Who’s in the Red Devils group?
Goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy leads the goalkeeping division with Ali Maaloul leading the defense. Mali midfielder Aliou Dieng and Mahmoud Mohamed are part of the midfielders in Mosimane’s group.
The attacking department will be led by the likes of Walter Bwalya and Mohamed Sherif.
This is the second time the two teams have met with the first one to be hosted in the 2002 Caf Super Cup. The Red Devils won the Champions League in 2001, while Amakhosi won the African Cup Winners’ Cup in the same year.
The Egyptian team won the trophy after winning 4-1.
The Red Devils reached the final after a 4-1 win over Esperance de Tunis, while Chiefs advanced to the final two with a 1-0 win over Wydad Casablanca.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs send Khama Billiat warned his teammates they can forget about Al Ahly in the final of the Caf Champions League if they do not stick to their game plan.
The 30-year-old Billiat warned his teammates to stay focused and not give away the game by being in the right place and sticking to their game plan until the final whistle.
“We can only give it away if we do not apply certain things that can make a difference in the game that is in the right space. Also control the space and make sure we stick to the game plan,” Billiat told Chiefs Media as quoted by Idiskitimes.
“The coach shows us in the training and we believe that the plan will give us the best result.”
Al Ahly Group:
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El Shenawy, Ali Lotfy, Mostafa Shobier
Defenders: Mahmoud Wahid, Mahmoud Metwally, Ramy Rabia, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf, Badr Benoun, Saad Samir, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Hany, Hamdy Fathy
Midfielders: Aliou Dieng, Amr El Soulia, Afsha, Karim Nedved, Mohamed Mahmoud, Akram Tawfik, Walid Soliman
Forwards: Hussien El Shahat, Mahmoud Kahraba, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Sherif, Salah Mohsen, Walter Bwalya, Taher Mohamed Taher, Junior Ajayi