My departure from Zamalek is final, says goalkeeping coach

Ahram Online, Monday 16 Jan 2012

Ahmed Soliman says there is no chance of a return to the Cairo giants following his decision to resign for financial reasons

Ahmed Soliman

Zamalek goalkeeping coach Ahmed Soliman has insisted there is no turning back from his decision to leave the club, reportedly for financial reasons.

“I will not return to Zamalek. My departure is final,” the former Egypt goalkeeping coach told Ahram Online yesterday.

“I worked for Zamalek because I love the club’s supporters and I still have a really good relationship with coach Hassan Shehata,” he added.

The duo inspired the Pharaohs to three-successive African Cup of Nations titles before they left to join Zamalek after failing to qualify for this year’s tournament.

“I am so proud of Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed [Zamalek’s keeper] as he is having one of his best seasons,” Soliman concluded.

Under Shehata’s helm, Zamalek are bidding for their first Egyptian league title since 2004 and are currently third in the table with 29 points, two behind leaders Haras El-Hodoud and one behind second placed Ahly.

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