CAIRO: International defender Wael Gomaa will miss Ahly s game with Ittihad Alexandria on Thursday due to suspension that ends his 100 percent appearance record this season.
Up to the 10th matchday, Gomaa and goalkeeper Ahmed Adel were the only players in Ahli s squad to start all games.
He received a third yellow card in the 2-0 victory over Arab Contractors, which means he has to serve an automatic one-game suspension.
Ahmed Fathi, who served a similar ban on Sunday night, might be playing as center back next game to cover Gomaa s absence.
Gomaa has been Ahly s skipper this season after former captain Shadi Mohamed left to Ittihad Alexandria.
It will be the first time for Shadi to face his former teammates next Thursday.