The injured Ismaili will be looking to achieve his first win this season in the Egyptian Premier League, when he takes on hosts Al-Ittihad from Alexandria in Matchday 13 on Wednesday, who will be absent from the African quartet Al-Ahly and Zamalek because they are busy with the Champions League games and the Egyptians Port Said and Pyramids for their concern with the African Confederation Cup.
Al-Ismaili has not achieved a victory since the beginning of this season, in a precedent that is the first in the history of this ancient club, while it has achieved five draws with five points that occupy the lower part of the classification, which threatens be relegated to the end of the season if these disappointing results continue.
The Ismaili club said that Hamad Ibrahim, the team’s coach, urged the players during the closed training camp in Alexandria to come out of this dark tunnel.
The club added on its website: “Coach Hamad Ibrahim was looking forward to a session with his players before the start of camp, during which he stressed the importance of concentrating on the upcoming matches and striving for victory so that the situation not get any worse.”
He continued: “The players trained in a set of technical and tactical sentences, as well as some warm-up exercises to improve the physical performance of the players.”
The Alexandria camp came at the request of the coach to impose a state of discipline and commitment, as well as to move away from any external influence to focus well on restoring the team’s path in local competitions.
Ismaili Abdel Rahman Magdy will be absent due to injury, and Muhammad Makhlouf after the player reported abdominal muscle fatigue recently.
On the other hand, Al-Ittihad of Alexandria, managed by coach Hossam Hassan, hopes to get out of the cycle of declining results in the recent period, the most recent of which was the exit from the 32nd round of the Egyptian Cup after the defeat . against ceramics.
Al-Ittihad occupies ninth place with 14 points, which caused the anger of some club fans who demanded the departure of the coaching staff, who did not take advantage of the great operations closed by the club last winter.
El Gouna will meet with Arab Contractors and Enppi with Ceramica tomorrow, Wednesday.
On Thursday, Farco will meet with Banco Al-Ahly and Tabaco Al-Sharqiya with the Vanguards of the Army.
The tour begins today, Tuesday, with a meeting between Smouha and Future.
Al-Ahly’s matches with Al-Masry, Zamalek with Egypt for clearing and Pyramids with Ghazl El-Mahalla have been postponed to April 9.
Al-Ahly leads the competition with 28 points from 10 games, two points ahead of second-placed Pyramids, who played 11 games, and three points ahead of Zamalek, who also played 11 games.