Zamalek hitman Abdoulaye Cisse knows no defender in Ahli but veteran Wael Gomaa as he gears up for Sunday’s derby clash.
The Cairo giants lock horns in the Champions League group stage with Gomaa, who teamed up with Cisse at Qatari side Al-Siliya five years ago, expected to be marking the Burkinabe striker at the Military Academy.
“I don’t know any defender in Ahli except Wael Gomaa,” Cisse told FilGoal.com.
“But needless to say, a big team of Ahli’s caliber for sure boast centre-half players of the same high level as Gomaa.
“I know he is a solid defender and facing him would be tough, but I’m a striker and my job is to overcome the opponent’s defense and score goals.
“I don’t fear Ahli as I played against them before but of course I respect them.”
Cisse, who joined the Whites from Masri this summer, was on target twice against Ahli during his spell at the coastal club, including a goal in the ominous match that preceded the Port-Said disaster this year.
Defense stalwart Gomaa had stated earlier that he is wary of Cisse’s danger ahead of the crunch encounter.