Ahly coach Rene Weiler in the club’s training sessions on Wednesday (Photo: Ahly's official website)
Ahly's coach Rene Weiler has appeared in the club’s training sessions on Wednesday for the first time since he renewed his contract recently.
Weiler arrived in Cairo on Monday after spending a vacation with his family in Switzerland.
“The coach underwent a coronavirus test on Wednesday morning ahead of resuming his mission with the team starting from Thursday,” read a short statement on Ahly’s official website.
On Monday, the Cairo giants announced that the 46-year-old tactician has signed a new contract that will keep him with the club until the summer of 2021.
Ahly's Marketing and Football Contracts Director Amir Tawfik said Weiler has agreed to the deal after meeting with his family in Switzerland, a meeting that was delayed due to the travel ban Egypt imposed over the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Weiler’s return was delayed due to the reasonable concerns of his family with regards to the pandemic; however, the recent decisions taken by the state, including resuming football competitions, confirms that the situation in Egypt is improving,” Tawfik added.
Egyptian football champions Ahly resumed their training sessions on 24 June ahead of the resumption of the Egyptian Premier League, which has been suspended for almost three months due to the coronavirus crisis.
The Egyptian Football Association recently announced that the domestic competition will resume starting from 6 August.
Weiler joined Ahly in August 2019 from the Swiss side FC Luzern, leading the team in 30 matches, winning 24 games, tying in four matches and losing only two matches in all competitions.
Following his performance with the Reds, Weiler was linked with several clubs in the Guld as well as in Belgium and Switzerland, but he finally opted to continue his journey with Ahly.
Before the current league suspension, Ahly were in the driver’s seat of the Egyptian Premier league, with a full mark of 49 points after playing 17 games.
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