Ahly coach El-Badry wants to celebrate league victory with fans

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Apr 2018

File photo of Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry (Photo: Ahly's official website)

Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry has expressed his interest in celebrating with fans his team’s third successive Egyptian Premier League title victory.

"I talked with the board. We need to arrange something amid celebrations for winning the league," the 56-year-old tactician stated in a long TV interview on Wednesday.

The former Ahly defender talked about his long career at his boyhood club, expressing delight in serving the Red Castle since 1971, as well as interest in continuing with Ahly.

"I have been with Ahly club since 1971, starting as a player and then coaching. There are many accomplishments I am targeting, as I want the fans to recall my spell with good memories," he added.

With only three matches remaining before the end of the season, Ahly are on top with 82 points, a massive 22 ahead of second-placed Ismaily, who played one game less.

Besides winning their 40th league title, Ahly are on the verge of breaking the record for most points collected in a season, which is currently held by rivals Zamalek, who gathered 87 points in the 2013/2014 season.

The Reds, who have scored 70 league goals so far this season, are also just one goal away from breaking the record of most goals scored in a season, 71, which has been held by Tersana SC since the 1963/1964 season.

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