Last Update 10:12
Monday, 25 June 2018

Hassan to sign a new contract with Ahly

Egypt captain Ahmed Hassan has welcomed the chance to extend his stay at Ahly and defended national coach Hassan Shehata

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 28 Mar 2011
Ahmed Hassan
Views: 1493
Views: 1493

Ahly’s midfielder Ahmed Hassan has pledged his loyalty to the Egyptian champions by confirming that he is on the brink of signing a new contract with the Red Devils.

The vastly experienced midfielder, who will turn 36 next May, has been linked with a move to arch-rivals Zamalek next summer after three years with Ahly.

“Nothing prevents me from renewing my contract as I have a very strong relationship with Ahly,” Hassan was quoted as saying on the club's official website Monday.

Football director Sayed Abdel Hafiz confirmed that the deal will be concluded next week as Ahly have a crucial second-leg clash against South Africa outfit Super Sport in the CAF Champions League round of 32.

“The game will not be easy. We must play for both wining and not receiving any goals,” the former Besiktas and Anderlecht player said. Ahly won the first leg in Cairo 2-0.

Hassan has come to the defense of Egypt’s coach Hassan Shehata who has been under-fire in the wake of the national side's 1-0 loss at South Africa 1-0 last Saturday in the African Cup of Nations 2012 qualifiers.

The defeat was a huge blow to the defending champions who now need a miraculous comeback to reach the finals. They are currently bottom of their group with a single point after three games.

“We are in a very difficult situation but qualification isn’t impossible yet. It is nonsense to attack the coach - who has led the team to so much glory - after losing one game,” he added.

“The Egyptian Football Association must support Shehata who must make his final decision about leaving or staying in his position without any pressure."

The 35-year old player stressed that he has no intention of quitting international football and is now focused on regaining full fitness after being on the sidelines for the past six months with a serious knee injury.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
	WorldCup 2018- News, Live score, Groups, Teams, Matches and stats-Ahram Online

© 2010 Ahram Online.