South African winger Phakamani Mahlambi happy at Ahly despite rare appearances

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Apr 2018

Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry tested the South African winger against Tanta on Monday

Phakamani Mahlambi
Ahly winger Phakamani Mahlambi (photo: Ahly website)

South African Ahly winger Phakamani Mahlambi has expressed delight over participating with his club in their last game of the Egyptian Premier League against humble Tanta on Monday, which ended with a 2-1 victory for the Reds, and affirmed his wish to stay with the club.

"I am happy the technical staff gave me the opportunity. I do best in trainings and exercises to prove my worth and gain the coach's trust," the 20-year-old player stated to his club's official website on Wednesday.

"I want to use this opportunity and try to keep a place in the starting-eleven squad. I am sure my efforts with Ahly will qualify me for a place in my national team squad too," he added.

The former Bidvest Wits player has denied any intention to leave the Egyptian club, insisting he is happy to play in "the biggest club in Africa."

Mahlambi was contracted last July by Ahly until 2021.

Ahly have secured their third successive Egyptian Premier League title and their 40th ever, leading the table with 78 points, 19 more than their closest chasers Ismaily.

Ahly will continue their African Champions League bid against Esperance on 4 May after an easy win against Gabon's CF Mounana.

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