Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at the Egyptian club Al-Ahly, announced the absence of Khaled Abdel-Fattah, the team’s defender, from the next match in the African Champions League due to suspension.
Abdel Hafeez said, in statements to the official website of his club, today, Sunday, that the expulsion that Abdel Fattah received in the Brazilian Flamengo match in the Club World Cup in the third-place stage yesterday evening, Saturday, prevents his participation in the Al-Hilal match due to the suspension.
He added that the team will leave for Sudan next Thursday in preparation for the match against the Sudanese Al-Hilal team, scheduled for next Saturday, in the second round of the second group in the group stage of the Champions League, which also includes the South African Mamelodi Sundowns and Cameroonian Cotton teams.
Al-Ahly football director explained that the mission will return directly from Sudan after playing the Al-Hilal match to the city of Aswan, where it is preparing to face the Aswan team on February 21 in the Egyptian League championship.
It is noteworthy that Al-Ahly won fourth place in the Club World Cup, which was held in Morocco, noting that it currently tops the local league standings table with 37 points from 15 matches, with a difference of 3 points in front of its closest pursuers, Pyramids, who fought 17 matches.
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