August 7th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s ‘mysterious’ Atlabara FC will face Egypt’s Ahly FC in a Champion league match due for Sunday in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, a Egyptian official said in a statement as quoted by Egypt’s media.
Ahly assistant coach, Mohamed Youssef was quoted by Egypt’s Ahram English as saying the Ahly have a difficult test in front of them when they face Atlabara FC of South Sudan next week in the preliminary round of the African Champions League.
The two teams will play on preliminary round of 64 on 11 August, while the return leg will be played in Egypt also on 24 of the same month.
“The match will be a difficult one as the opponent is a mysterious team for us, so we’ll work hard to study their weaknesses and strengths to get the best preparation. Facing anonymous is always full of dangers, the technical staff eye the best preparations to avoid surprises. We respect all our opponents at both the domestic and the continental levels, and we enter all matches with full concentration,” Youssef said.
“The first leg is very important for us. We want to win it and achieve a positive result ahead of the return match. Playing both matches in Egypt is a positive thing for us as we will avoid the fatigue of traveling to South Sudan. So we want to get the best use of that to ensure our place in the next round early,” the Ahly assistant coach Youssef added.