Ahly s assistant coach Samy Komsan has assured that the team will continue its training after returning to Egypt from Equatorial Guinea for the 2017/2018 Super Cup game scheduled for Friday against arch-rivals Zamalek.
"The team will resume its trainings on Monday without resting due to the narrow timeframe, despite the exhausting flight," Komsan told Ahly s official website on Monday.
On Saturday, the Red Devils defeated Equatorial Guinea s Kano Sport 2-0 in the first leg game of the 32nd round of the Confederation of African Football s (CAF) Champions League.
"Defeating Kano Sport is a positive motivational push for the players ahead of the Egypt Super Cup. However, Ahly-Zamalek matches have their own calculations," Komsan revealed.
"The domestic Super Cup final will definitely be a tough game, each side will play for the win and clinch a title at the beginning of the season.
"All the players are focused. Everyone on the team knows the importance of the game as it is a title game," said the 43-year-old Ahly assistant coach and former player.
Friday s Super Cup edition, with Ahly as league champions and Zamalek as Egypt Cup winners in 2018, was delayed by more than a year due to a packed season schedule last year.
The derby will witness for the first time since 2013 up to 10,000 fans attending the Super Cup .
The two sides will also meet in a 2018/2019 Super Cup at a yet-to-be-determined date.
Ahly won the 2019 league title by bridging an eight-point gap with perennial rivals Zamalek, who claimed a consolation by winning the Egypt Cup after beating Pyramids FC 3-0 in the final.
Ahly are the record winners of the Super Cup with 10 titles, seven clear of Zamalek.