Last Update 13:50
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

No January signings for Ahly, says football director

Ahly do not intend to sign new players in the ongoing January transfer window, according to the club’s football director

Hatem Maher, Friday 20 Jan 2012
Sayed Abdel-Hafiz
Ahly's football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz
Share/Bookmark
Views: 551
Share/Bookmark
Views: 551

Ahly coach Manuel Jose believes there is no need for squad reinforcements during the January transfer window, football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz said on Friday.

The Egyptian Premier League holders have spent big last summer to bolster their squad, bringing in a number of high-profile players including attacking midfielders Abdallah El-Saied and Walid Soliman, who joined from Ismaily and ENPPI respectively.

Zamalek, Ahly’s arch-rivals, have been active so far in January, signing three new players in midfield trio Nour El-Sayed, Islam Awad and Cameroonian Alexis Mendomo.

“Mr. Jose does not want to buy more players after the loan signing of Sekka El-Hadid forward Ahmed Farag,” Abdel-Hafiz, who played under the guidance of Jose in the early 2000s, told Egyptian radio.

“We never opened talks with (Sudan-based striker Edward Sadomba) to sign him,” he added, refuting recent reports that suggested Ahly were targeting the Zimbabwean, who plays for Al-Hilal.

Ahly, who are chasing an eighth consecutive league triumph, are second in the league table with 33 points, one behind surprise leaders Harras El-Hodoud. Zamalek lie third on 32 points.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online sports on Twitter: @AO_Sports)

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.