Egypt's Afsha promises to improve in FIFA Club World Cup with Ahly

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 2 Dec 2021

After scoring Egypt’s winning goal against Lebanon in the FIFA Arab Cup on Wednesday, Ahly playmaker Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdi revealed that he hopes to score with his club when it is time to participate in the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup.

Egypt s Mohamed Afsha celebrates after scoring his side s opening goal during the Arab Cup soccer match between Qatar and Bahrain at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. AP

Ten-time African Champions Ahly will face the winner of the Concacaf Champions League, CF Monterrey of Mexico, in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup.

The delayed tournament has been moved from Japan to the UAE and will run from 3 to 12 February 2022.

“I scored many goals with Ahly in the African Champions League, and with Egypt’s national team in the World Cup qualifiers and African Cup of Nations qualifiers. So, I hope to find the nets again with the Red Devils in the FIFA Club World Cup,” Afsha told FIFA’s official website after the game with Lebanon.

“I didn’t score with Ahly in the previous edition of the FIFA Club World Cup. So, I hope to achieve my target in the upcoming edition of the prestigious tournament.”

Egypt needed a second-half penalty from Afsha to edge past a resilient Lebanon, claiming a 1-0 victory in their opening Group D game of the FIFA Arab Cup at Qatar’s Al-Thumama Stadium.

“My target is to always have an effective role in each game I play in, whether in the national team or with Ahly,” Afsha concluded.

Egypt will be facing Sudan in the 2nd round of the Group D games on Saturday.

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