Ikechukwu Ibenegbu: Beating Zamalek crucial for Enyimba – Thenationonlineng.net
Enyimba attacking midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said victory is crucial against Egyptian giants, Zamalek SC.
Ibenegbu said though the Egyptian opposition will be tough, his side are determined to commence their group campaign on a winning note.
“I think three points are crucial notwithstanding the goal margin though one will not overlook the chance to win convincingly. If you win your matches the number of goals picked up in the race will be meaningless, so our match plan is to win our matches starting with the clash against Zamalek on Sunday.
Martin Jol: We have to overcome injuries, Abdallah El-Said irreplaceable – Kingfut.com
Al Ahly manager Martin Jol has complained about the big amount of injuries that have hit his team ahead of the team’s CAF Champions League group opener against Zesco Unitedon Saturday
Al Ahly are in Group A which includes Zesco United, ASEC Mimosas and Wydad Casablanca.
The Red Devils will enter the game without their two of their top scorers in the domestic competition,Egypt international Abdallah El-Said and Gabon’s Malick Evouna, who are set to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks.
Chikatara heading to France, rejects al Ahly, Turkey – Africanfootball.com
AfricanFootball.com understands that Abia Warriors striker Chisom Chikatara is closing in on a move to France after a much-celebrated transfer to top Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca crashed.
The player himself has turned down a chance to join Egyptian giants Ahly as well as several clubs in Turkey.
Preview: Egypt’s Ahly kick off CL group stage with visit to Zambia’s ZESCO – Ahram online
Ahly will be hoping to get back to Africa’s winning podium once again when they kick off their CAF Champions League group-stage with a visit to Zambia’s ZESCO United in Ndola on Saturday.
Having last won the prestigious title in 2013, the Cairo giants will be setting their eyes on a record-extending ninth Champions League trophy this time around.
Ahly’s attack will be missing Gabon striker Malick Evouna, Amr Gamal and playmaker Abdallah El-Said due to respective injuries – with the latter sidelined for at least six weeks.
Omar Gaber delighted after first FC Basel training session
Newly joined FC Basel right-back Omar Gaber has expressed his delight at joining the Swiss champions, in an interview after his first training session – Kingfut.com
Omar Gaber joined Basel in May after becoming a Zamalek legend in his six year spell at the White Knights.
Gaber, who will wear number 4 at Basel was happy with his first training session. He said, “Today the first training with me at FC Basel. I am really happy because I’m here now. Maybe the weather is completely different from Egypt so I hope I will adapt quick.”