Al Ahly SC takes on Future FC on the 24th matchday of the Egyptian Premier League tonight to keep alive their hopes of winning the title.
The Cairo giants, who dropped five points during the past two league games, will have no option but to win to go level with Zamalek at the top of the league table, as the club are bidding for their 43rd league title.
They now lie third on the league table with 45 points, six points behind leaders Zamalek, who have played two matches more.
Ahly’s talented winger Ahmed Abdel-Qader has been declared fit for the team’s upcoming engagements after recovering from a muscle injury that rendered him unavailable during the past two weeks.
Meanwhile, top-flight debutants Future FC will start the game against Ahly with big ambitious after winning the inaugural EFA League Cup by defeating Ghazl El-Mahalla 5-1 in the final at Cairo stadium last week.
The League Cup was introduced this season as the country’s third-tier competition.
Most high-profile clubs relied on some fringe players in the League Cup. Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek as well as the big-spending Pyramids FC were all eliminated in the group stage.
Future FC are 4th on the Egyptian Premier League team table with 39 points after playing 23 so far this season.
Live: Al Ahly v Future FC | Egyptian League
15:00 ET Canada-USA | 21:00 Cairo Local Time