The Red Devils are targeting their 10th title while Amakhosi will be aiming at winning their first
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 has not made any surprise inclusions or omissions from the squad as Al Ahly aim for their 10th title.
The Egyptians want to successfully defend their crown while their opponents are targeting their maiden Champions League title.
Who is in the Red Devils squad?
Goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy leads the goalkeeping department with Ali Maaloul leading the defence. Mali midfielder Aliou Dieng and Mahmoud Mohamed are part of the midfielders in Mosimane’s squad.
The attacking department will be led by the likes of Walter Bwalya and Mohamed Sherif.
This will be the second time the two teams are meeting with the first one coming in 2002 in the Caf Super Cup. The Red Devils had won the 2001 Champions League while Amakhosi had won the African Cup Winners’ Cup in the same year.
The Egyptian side went on to win the trophy after claiming a 4-1 win.
The Red Devils made it to the final after a 4-1 aggregate win over Esperance de Tunis while Chiefs made it to the last two with a 1-0 aggregate win against Wydad Casablanca.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has warned his teammates they can forget about beating Al Ahly in the final of the Caf Champions League if they don’t stick to their game plan during the match.
The 30-year-old Billiat has cautioned his teammates to stay focused and not give the game away by being in the right place and sticking with their game plan until the final whistle.
“We can only give it away if we don’t apply certain things that can make a difference in the game, which is being in the right space. Managing the space as well and make sure we stick to the game plan,” Billiat told Chiefs Media as quoted by Idiskitimes.
“The coach is showing us in training and we believe the plan is going to give us the greatest result.”
Al Ahly squad:
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