Monday Dec 26, 2016. 21:59
Egyptian league leaders Al Ahly have included Nigeria U23 striker Junior Ajayi on a 26-man squad for Thursday’s Cairo Derby against fierce rivals Zamalek.
Ajayi has recovered in time from an ankle injury.
The 20-year-old Nigeria forward, who has scored four goals during eight games, missed Ahly's previous two games in the Egyptian Premier League due to the injury.
Ghana striker John Antwi was not picked for the derby and he is most likely to depart ‘The Red Devils’ of Cairo in January after falling out of favour on the arrival of coach Hossam El-Badri.
Ahly are top of the standings on 42 points, eight points ahead of third-placed Zamalek, who have two matches at hand.