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Al-Ahly has a 24-hour rest from training and will resume preparing tomorrow to face Simba

Al-Ahly coach Pitso Musimani gave the team's players a break from training today, Monday, after the team resumed training at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mukhtar Altch stadium on the island.

The Al-Ahly mission arrived at Cairo airport on Saturday evening after playing the Sudanese Mars match in the fifth round of the group stage of the African Champions League, and the red mission headed from the match stadium directly to Khartoum International Airport, for its journey to Cairo lasted two and a half hours via the private plane that took the team to Sudan.

Al-Ahly is preparing for the match between Simba, Tanzania, next Friday in Cairo, at the end of the group stage matches of the African Champions League.

In a related development, Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, revealed that his team did not show a good level against the Sudanese Al-Merrikh, stressing that Al-Ahly entered the game badly and played the first half at a weak level and was late with two goals, and the result could reach three, but the players entered The second half is relatively better and they were able to correct the path and equalize.

Al-Ahly qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Champions League after a two-goal draw with Sudan's Al-Merrikh for each team in the fifth round of the group stage.

Abdel Hafeez said, "The main goal of the group stage is to qualify and we have succeeded in achieving that. We will wait for the tournament draw to know our opponent in the 8th round, because matters are finally settled in the group."

The football director added that Al-Ahly has an important match in front of Simba and is looking forward to providing a distinguished level in it, then preparations for the Egypt Cup matches against Al-Nasr and Zamalek in the league begin, explaining that football gives free lessons every day and they are the same lessons that never change, respect your opponent and prepare well for the match. You will win. "

And he continued, "We are counted for the ability to return after being late with two goals and achieving a draw, and in major tournaments the outcome of the match depends on the team's condition, and we were not in our case against Mars and it was possible that we would lose."

He pointed out that last year we qualified from the same stadium in front of Al-Hilal and won the title, and I hope that is a good omen for us, as well as the last 3 African championships that Al-Ahly won, qualifying from the group stage with 11 points, and I hope that will be a good omen for us.