Moroccan striker Azaro laments missed chances, denies Ahly departure claims

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 5 Nov 2019

Azaro asked Ahly fans to fully support him and the other strikers on the team in the coming period

Moroccan striker Azaro (Photo:
Moroccan striker Azaro (Photo:

Ahly's Moroccan striker Walid Azaro has lamented his missed chances to score in recent matches, and has said that all the recent claims of his departure from the club are just rumors.

"I don't like media too much. My experience with Ahly is a great one and a dream for any player. Being an Ahly player is a big honor for me as it is a big club with a history of many titles and trophies. All the recent departure claims are just rumors on social media," the player told Ahly's TV channel on Monday.

Despite impressing in the first two seasons after joining the Reds in 2017 from Morocco's Difaa El-Jadida, the 24-year-old attacker recently came under fire by Ahly fans after failing to prove his worth since the season start.

Azaro made just two league appearances so far this season without netting a single goal.

"Being unlucky requires no explanation. It is God's will," the player said.

"I work hard but sadly people forget everything quickly. They may forget scoring 100 goals if I just miss one chance. What can I do?

"I do my job and I also want to score. Everyone is free to say what they believe and every player must also learn from his previous mistakes," he added. 

Azaro made a magnificent start with Ahly in the 2017/2018 season, netting 18 goals in 30 league appearances, before netting just six goals in 23 appearances in the latter league season.

"Winning titles is always the overwhelming thought of Ahly players. We work hard for our team regardless of who will play. We won the league title last season and the competitors' desire to develop themselves made the competition a difficult one," said the Moroccan player. 

"I hope to win the African Champions league title with Ahly this season to play in the coming Club World Cup. I hope to be the top scorer this season but the most important thing for me is to contribute with my teammates to win the titles," he added.

Azaro finally asked Ahly fans to fully support him and the other strikers on the team in the coming period, adding, "A player can't fully concentrate if he feels the fans are against him. Wasting chances isn't intentional as I hope to score 10 goals every match."

Champions Ahly currently lie third on the league table with nine points from three matches, two points behind leaders Pyramids FC, who played two matches more.

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