Six stars test positive before CAF Champions League final

By AFP 4m in the past

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CAIRO – Three stars every from Egyptian golf equipment Al Ahly and Zamalek have examined positive for coronavirus and can miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, in accordance with Egyptian soccer officers.

The Ahly trio of Walid Soliman, Saleh Gomaa and Malian Aliou Dieng are midfielders whereas the Zamalek victims embrace defenders Mahmoud ‘El Wensh’ Hamdy and Abdallah Gomaa, and midfielder Youssef ‘Obama’ Ibrahim.

Because of Covid-19 fears, no spectators will likely be allowed to attend the spotlight of the African membership calendar on the 74,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium.

Ahly are looking for a record-extending ninth Champions League title and Zamalek a sixth within the first final that includes golf equipment from the identical nation.

The facet that wins the primary single-match title decider since 1965 is assured of no less than $3.5 million (€2.93 million), which features a minimal $1 million for competing within the FIFA Club World Cup.

Ahly would relish one other probability to impress on the world stage having misplaced 9 of 12 matches in 5 earlier appearances, together with a 5-1 drubbing from Mexican outfit Monterrey.

Zamalek have by no means featured within the Club World Cup as their 5 Champions League successes got here before it was changed into a multi-continent match.



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