Up to six players will miss the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League final between Zamalek and Al Ahly due to Covid-19.
The two Egyptian giants are set to lock horns at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt on Friday evening with Al Ahly targeting their ninth title while Zamalek are targeting their sixth.
However, according to the COVID-19 tests carried out by the Egyptian FA each of these clubs will be without three players after testing positive.
Walid Soliman, Aliou Dieng and Saleh Gomaa tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play for Al Ahly, while Abdallah Gomaa, Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh and Youssef Obama will miss out for Zamalek.
Besides COVID-19, Zamalek will also be without Mohamed Abdelshafy who is injured.
This will be the first time the two sides have faced each other in a Champions League final which has been dubbed ‘the Final of the Century’.
It will also be the first time two clubs from the same country play in the Champions League finals, and the first time it is decided on a single game rather than over two legs.
Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane targets a second win against Zamalek in the final after edging them 3-1 on aggregate in 2016 while at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Both sides eliminated Moroccan sides to reach the final with Al Ahly defeating Wydad Casablanca 2-0 away and 3-1 at home
Meanwhile Zamalek overcame Raja Casablanca 1-0 away and 3-1 at home to set up the Cairo derby in the final.
Ahly and Zamalek have previously faced off in the Champions League on eight occasions with Ahly winning five matches and the other three ended in draws.