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Masalesa Set To Start

Orlando Pirates play Al Ahly in the second leg of the CAF Champions League Final on Sunday evening, and Soccer-Laduma's Joe Crann is in Cairo covering the game.

With regard to team news, Joe reports from Cairo that Lehohonolo 'Vieira' Masalesa looks set to start in place of suspended Andile Jali.

There had been talk that Thandani Ntshumayelo might be the man to replace Jali, but news coming out of the camp, is that 'Bibo' is still not 100% percent fit, and Vieira is likely to start.

Joe also spoke to Mohamed Saad, the owner of El-Ahly.com, Egypt's second biggest sports website who told him, "I think we'll be very cautious tonight.

"We won't be too attacking and will rather be organized defensively and play in a more Tunisian Way.

"I mean we'll sit back and rather play on the counter."

Saas also introduced Joe to Egyptian legend, Magdi Abdelghani, took Joe to see the club's shop, and told him all the history of Al-Ahly.

Abelghani played for Al Ahly for nine years between 1979 and 1988, and earned fifty caps for the Egyptian National team.

He is remembered for scoring Egypt's only goal at 1990's World Cup, a penalty against Holland in a 1-1 draw.

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