CAIRO: Youngster Mohamed Talaat was left out of Ahly s squad for Monday s Egyptian Premier League match at home to ENPPI after failing to put in a fine display against Mansoura.
Talaat, who was largely disappointing in Egypt s U-20 World Cup campaign on home soil, was given a chance to make amends when he played as a lone striker in Ahly s 2-1 victory over promoted Mansoura last week.
He hardly impressed and was replaced with Mohamed Fadl in the second half.
Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badri opted to include out-of-favor striker Ahmed Belal in a 20-man squad for the game against ENPPI.
Goalkeeper Amir Abdel-Hamid was also omitted after a fall-out with Al-Badri.
Emad Meteb, who made his long-awaited return from injury against Mansoura, is set for a starting role as he seeks to make Egypt s squad for next month s crucial World Cup qualifier against Algeria.
Defending champions Ahly, who eye a sixth successive league triumph, are on top of the 16-team table on 17 points from seven games, three ahead of nearest challengers Petrojet.