FIFA Club World Cup 2023: Al Ahly Squad

The FIFA Club World Cup is here. The 19th edition of the competition will take place from February 1-11, 2023, in Morocco.

Egyptian club Al Ahly will take part in the competition for the 8th time. However, despite not being a Moroccan club, Al Ahly will occupy the host nation’s berth. It is because the host nation Morocco’s champions Wydad Casablanca has joined the Club World Cup as the CAF Champions League winners. On the other hand, Al Ahly finished runners-up in the CAF Champions League.

Al Ahly took part in the FIFA Club World Cup 7 times previously, in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. They will look for their maiden title.

Al Ahly will play in the first round against the 2022 OFC Champions League winners Auckland City.

Now, let’s take a quick look at the potential Al Ahly squad for the FIFA Club World Cup 2023.

Al Ahly Squad

Al Ahly boss Marcel Koller will name a 23-man squad (three of whom have to be goalkeepers) for the tournament. Injury replacements are allowed until 24 hours before the team’s first match.

Here’s the potential roster of Al Ahly.

Position Players
Goalkeepers  Aly Lofti, Mohamed El Shenawi, Hamza Alaa
Defenders Ali Maaloul, Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Hany, Mahmoud Metwalli, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Kouka, Ayman Ashraf
Midfielders  Hamdi Fathi, Aliou Dieng, Taher Mohamed, Marwan Ateya, Hussein El Shahat, Ahmed Abdelkader, Amr Al Sulaya, Mohamed Afsha
Forwards Mohamed Sherif, Shady Hussein, Mahmoud Kahraba, Bruno Savio, Percy Tau

Injury Report

Al Ahly boss Marcel Koller has no injury concerns. The players are reportedly fresh and ready to go. Koller will choose from a fully fit squad.

Key Players

  1. Mohamed Sherif
  2. Amr Al Sulaya
  3. Ali Maaloul
  4. Aliou Dieng

The 26-year-old Egyptian forward Mohamed Sherif has been in good goal-scoring form. He is Al Ahly’s top scorer in Egypt’s 2022-23 Premier League, scoring 5 goals. Amr Al Sulaya scored 3 goals.

Ali Maaloul will be a key player for Al Ahly in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup. The wing-back has been a top performer this season. He provided 5 assists. Eyes will be on Aliou Dieng as well.

Al Ahly’s Fixtures in FIFA Club World Cup

Al Ahly will play against the 2022 OFC Champions League winners Auckland City in the first round, on February 1, 2023, at 7:00 pm GMT.

Round Fixture Date Time Venue
First Round Al Ahly vs Auckland City     Wednesday, February 1, 2023 7:00 pm GMT Ibn Batouta Stadium, Tangier


Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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