File photo: Al-Ahly striker Mohamed Sherif in action during a match against Pyramids taken June 26, 2022. Photo courtesy of Al-Ahly Facebook page.
Sherif tore a muscle in his groin in Ahly’s 2-1 loss to Zamalek in the Egyptian Cup final on Thursday. He was knocked out in the first half, making way for Hossam Hassan, who scored Ahly’s second-half consolation.
“Mohamed Sherif needs a rehabilitation period of up to two months before he can return to training,” Ahly said in a statement posted on his official website.
The 26-year-old was Ahly’s best player last season, finishing as the Egyptian Premier League’s top scorer with 21 goals. However, he has suffered a dip in form this season, scoring just seven league goals in 20 appearances.
Young midfielder Ahmed Nabil, better known as Kouka, is also set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a hamstring injury, with Ahly claiming he will be out for up to three weeks. The championship season ends at the end of August.
But in more positive news, Mozambican winger Luis Miquissone and South African striker Percy Tau have been declared fit after recovering from injuries.
Tau’s season has been disrupted by back-to-back injury problems while Miquissone, who joined Tanzania’s Simba SC last summer, struggled to maintain a regular berth.
Tau has played 28 games for Ahly, scoring eight goals since joining the Reds from English club Brighton last summer.
Right-back Akram Tawfik has also returned to training after a long absence. The 24-year-old underwent knee ligament surgery last January.
Ahly is third in the Egyptian Premier League table with 48 points and two games less, nine points behind leaders and holders Zamalek.
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