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The countdown to the upcoming confrontation between Al-Hilal of Sudan and Al-Ahly of Egypt began on Friday evening, in the second round of the African Champions League group stage.
Al Hilal is seeking to achieve its first victory in the group stage, after it fell in the opening round away from its home by Sun Downs of South Africa, with a goal free of charge.
On the other hand, the Red Genie begins his career by playing the first confrontation in the tournament after postponing his match in the first round against Sudan’s Mars, for his participation in the Club World Cup, which was held recently in the UAE.
Hisham Al-Sobat, Al-Hilal club president, confirmed in exclusive statements to “Al-Ain Sports” that the preparations for confronting Al-Ahly started very early, and I started by setting up a camp in Cairo for two weeks.
The president of the Sudanese club referred to the efforts made recently to prepare the stadium for the upcoming confrontation.
“We are now ready in all respects, technically and administratively, as well as in terms of securing the match,” he concluded.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) ignited the atmosphere about 48 hours before the expected meeting, after it decided again to prevent the fans from attending the match at the Blue Jewel Stadium.
Al Hilal loses the efforts of its dangerous scorer and leader, Muhammad Abdul Rahman, after receiving the third warning against Sun Downs. Despite this, the leader sent messages of reassurance to the team’s fans, during which he confirmed the ability of his fellow players to present a big match and overcome the Al-Ahly obstacle (Friday).
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