Egypt's Ahly give vote of confidence to El-Badry despite recent poor run

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Dec 2017

Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's Ahly said on Wednesday that they are confident coach Hossam El-Badry is the man to lead the team despite their recent poor run in the Egyptian Premier League.

With Ahly winning just once in their last four matches, there is mounting speculation over the future of El-Badry, who led the team to the domestic double last season and a place in the African Champions League final. 

The title holders dropped seven points in three games, having been held to a 1-1 draw by Wadi Degla on Monday.

They lie second in the table with 30 points, seven behind leaders Ismaily but they have a chance to go top if they win their three matches in hand.

"Ahly's football committee has the utmost confidence in coach Hossam El-Badry to help the team return to winning ways," read a statement on the club's official website on Wednesday.

"The committee gives its full support to the team and is doing its best to fulfill the requirements of the technical staff to win the African Champions League and qualify for the Club World Cup."

The record eight-time Champions League winners have not won the coveted title since 2013.  

They were close to winning the title earlier this year but lost to Morocco's Wydad Casablanca 2-1 on aggregate in the final.

El-Badry took charge of Ahly for a third spell in August 2016, leading them to the league and cup double for the first time in 10 years. 

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