Ahly are close to securing their 39th Egyptian Premier League title since the competition started in 1948، as they gear up to face Maqassa Monday on the 30th match day of the league، three games ahead of the competition's end.
The Cairo giants، who are currently hold the top position with 75 points، only need one point against Maqassa – who are second with 63 points – to secure their ninth league title in the past 10 seasons.
However، Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry said he is expecting his players to produce more than a draw.
Ahly will miss three of their key players. Inspirational playmaker midfielder Abdallah El-Saied was ruled out due to injury، veteran midfielder Hossam Ashour was suspended، and in-form Ivorian striker Souleymane Coulibaly travelled to London on Thursday without permission.