Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly learn FIFA Club World Cup fate, lodge protest against dates

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Reigning African champions Al Ahly have discovered their fate at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar where the Egyptian giants have been drawn against Mexican side Monterrey in the Second Round of the competition.

Pitso Mosimane's side is set to get their campaign underway in February next year and will meet South American champions Palmeiras in the semi-final if they are able to advance beyond their opening match.

Meanwhile, Al Ahly, who ended third at last year's edition of the Club World Cup, have lodged a protest against the dates for the competition, which is set to clash with the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Up to 10 players from the Team of the Century could thus be called away for international duty, leaving Mosimane and his coaching staff short of options and at a notable disadvantage for the prestigious club competition.

Scroll through the gallery to see Al Ahly's record
Scroll through the gallery to see Al Ahly's record goalscorers in the FIFA Club World Cup
=4. Al-Sayed Hamdy – 1 goal (2012)
=4. Al-Sayed Hamdy – 1 goal (2012)
=2. Emad Moteab – 2 goals (2005 & 2013)
=2. Emad Moteab – 2 goals (2005 & 2013)
=2. Flavio – 2 goals (2006 & 2008)
=2. Flavio – 2 goals (2006 & 2008)
1. Mohamed Aboutrika – 4 goals (2006 & 2012)
1. Mohamed Aboutrika – 4 goals (2006 & 2012)
=4. Hussein El Shahat – 1 goal (2020)
=4. Hussein El Shahat – 1 goal (2020)
=4. Mohamed Hany – 1 goal (2021)
=4. Mohamed Hany – 1 goal (2021)