CAIRO: Egyptian champions Ahly arrived in Germany on Sunday to begin their pre-season training camp.
Versatile midfielder Ahmed Fathi missed the trip as he is still nursing a knee injury he sustained during Egypt s Confederations Cup campaign.
He will link up with his teammates on Wednesday, Ahly said on their official website.
Veteran midfielder Ahmed Hassan was also missing after the club s board allowed him to remain with Egypt until their World Cup qualifier against Rwanda on July 5.
Hassan, Egypt s skipper, will miss the tie due to suspension but he asked Ahly to stay with the Pharaohs to support them in the crunch tie.
During the camp, Ahly will play in a friendly tournament that will feature Turkish side Galatasaray, Germany s Bayern Munich and Morocco s Wydad Casablanca.
The Red Devils will take part in another tournament later in July: the Wembley Cup that will also include European champions Barcelona, English side Tottenham Hotspur and Scottish giants Celtic.