LIVE: Smouha v Al Ahly


21:30 Cairo local time | 15:30 ET Canada-USA
Venue: Alexandria stadium

Al Ahly will face Smouha in the Egyptian Premier League this afternoon, with Portuguese Ricardo Soares set to take over after the game.

Reports suggested that Soares will watch the Smouha game from the stands, few hours after his expected arrival in Cairo to finalise his agreement with Ahly.

Al Ahly will be looking to maintain their recent fine run when they face Smouh as they seek to leapfrog defending champions Zamalek on top.

Although the Red Devils lie third in the table with 44 points, they will overtake leaders Zamalek with a five-point lead should they win their three games in hand.

Ahly are boosted by the return from injury of several key players, including Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul, defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi, winger Hussein El-Shahat and defenders Ayman Ashraf and Mohamed Abdel-Moneim.

Winger Ahmed Abdel-Kader and South African forward Percy Tau are still out with injuries.

Smouha, who are fifth on 36 points, will go level with top-flight debutants Future FC if they beat Ahly as they chase a top-four finish. They were crushed 4-1 by their illustrious opponents in the reverse league fixture last year.

LIVE: Smouha v Al Ahly | Egyptian League


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