Pitso's Al Ahly suffer big blow

African Football

Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly have suffered a big blow in their pursuit to claim the Egyptian Premier League title.

The Red Devils fell two points behind Zamalek on Wednesday evening after playing to a 1-1 draw with Ismaily, but there was more bad news after the game.

Top scorer Mohamed Sherif could miss the next couple games after suffering a hamstring injury in the draw this week.

The Champions League holders confirmed Sherif will miss the next 7-10 days as he looks to full recover in time, meaning he will miss the games against ENPPI and El Gaish.

"The medical scan, which Mohamed Sherif, our striker, underwent confirmed that he picked up a minor hamstring muscle injury during our game against Ismaily in the Egyptian Premier League," the club confirmed on their website.

"Dr. Ahmed Abu Abla, head of the team’s medical staff, stated that Sherif will be sidelined for 7-10 days in order to fully recover.

"Our striker was forced to leave the pitch during the first half of our game against Ismaily after feeling pain in his hamstring muscle.

"The Red Eagles are currently preparing to face Enppi in the Egyptian Premier League on Saturday at Al Ahly WE Al Salam Stadium."

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