Masrawy reveals… How Musimani contributed to Al-Ahly youngsters losing the championship


3:11 p.m.


Sunday 01 May 2022

Mohamed Yousry Morshed wrote:

A few hours before the youth team of Al-Ahly, born in 2001, will play an important elimination match to determine the champion of the Republic, a dispute broke out between the officials of the sector and the technical staff of the team. first directed by the South African Pitso Mosimane.

Al-Ahly youth team were set to face El-Gouna in the final round of the tournament, and only a draw was enough to win regardless of how rivals Tala’a played. who faces Pyramids at the same time.

A source told ‘Masrawy’ that the technical staff of the youth team were surprised by informing them that Pitso Musimani wants to use the quartet, Hamza Alaa, goalkeeper, Ahmed Nabil ‘Koka’, Muhammad Fakhri and Ziad Tariq in the list of Match Ceramica Cleopatra, which took place at the same time as the youth play-off match.

According to the source, who reserved his name, negotiations took place between the two agencies, Sayed Abdel Hafeez and Khaled Bebo, because the youth team, born in 2001, has played since the start of the season without 11 players on loan to Premier League clubs. to support the first team, and that the names requested by Musimani are very sensitive in the team and not very influential with the same force with the first team.

Syed Abdel Hafeez, the director of football, backed the youth team’s request, as these players are its main elements, but eventually a compromise was reached after Musimani stuck to it, which left Muhammad Fakhri and Hamza Alaa for the youth team, with the first team featuring Ahmed Nabil “Koka” and Ziad Tariq.

Indeed, the first team won the duo, so everyone was surprised by the exit of Ziad Tariq from the list of 18 for the match of Ceramica, “Koka” sat between the benches. At Nasr City, the youth team lost by one goal after missing two. penalty kicks, including one in the 94th minute, and Army beat Pyramids with the same result, so Al-Ahly lost the Republic Championship.

The technical staff of Al-Ahly 2001 includes Mohamed Sharaf as Technical Director, Ahmed Abdel-Zaher as Assistant Coach, Khaled Othman as Goalkeeping Coach, Ahmed Abdullah as team, Hassan Fadel, team doctor, and Mohamed El-Sayed, massage specialist.