FilGoal.com understands the coastal club's footballers haven't been paid their salaries for three months.
Goalkeeper Al-Hani Soliman and midfielder Ibrahim Al-Shayeb tried to talk their teammates out of skipping training, but in vain.
Former Ahli frontman Hani Al-Egeizi, Mahmoud Samir and Mohamed Gaber were among the players who deliberately missed the session.
The sum of Ittihad's player monthly wages is EGP 930,000. The Alexandrian outfit are suffering a financial crunch these days.