Pitso replicating Downs comeback in Egypt?

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Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane is on course to replicate a sensational comeback as he did with Mamelodi Sundowns at Kaizer Chiefs' expense in the 2019/20 campaign.

Amakhosi led the league for a full calendar year and at one point were a massive 13 points clear of their title-chasing rivals but were overtaken in dramatic fashion on the final day of the season.

It appears a similar scenario is brewing in the Egyptian Premier League as a win over Wadi Degla on Wednesday evening would move them ahead of their fierce rivals Zamalek.

The Red Devils trailed the White Knights by more than 20 points at one stage of the season due to their congested fixtures with the FIFA Club World Cup and CAF Champions League participation.

But their run of nine games without defeat in the league has propelled them three points of Zamalek with a game in hand and will take the race to the wire in the final seven rounds of fixtures.

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Patrice Carteron's side has been on an impressive run themselves with a 12-game unbeaten run in the league, with their last defeat against Mosimane's side in the 2-1 Cairo Derby loss back in April.

However, four draws in the run have opened the door while the Club of the Century took full advantage of their games in hand.

For their clash this evening, Mosimane has named midfielder Karim Nedved in the squad for the first time in over a year, while Salah Mohsen also returns after participation at the Olympic games.

Morocco international defender Badr Benoun and Ayman Ashraf have been ruled out through illness and suspension, respectively, while four others from Egypt's U-23 squad, including captain Mohamed El-Shenaway has not been included.

Ahly squad in full for Wadi Degla clash:

Goalkeepers: Ali Lotfy, Mostafa Shobier, Hamza Alaa

Defenders: Mohamed Hany, Yasser Ibrahim, Ramy Rabia, Mahmoud Wahid, Ali Maaloul, Saad Samir, Mahmoud Metwaly

Midfielders: Aliou Dieng, Amr El Soulia, Hamdy Fathy, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Mahmoud Kahraba, Karim Nedved

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen, Hussien El Shahat, Walter Bwalya, Junior Ajayi, Mohamed Sherif, Salah Mohsen

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