Ahly deny showing interest in Faisal and Lasheen, clarify Kahraba’s future

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 29 Dec 2021

Ahly is not interested in swapping winger Mahmoud Kahraba with Smouha striker Hussein Faisal, according to the club’s marketing director Amir Tawfik, who also stressed that there are no talks to sign Talae Al-Geish’s midfielder Mohanad Lasheen.

Mahmoud Kahraba
Mahmoud Kahraba

Tawfik dismissed reports of the swap deal as “just rumours,” Ahly’s official website reported on Wednesday.

“We have not entered talks with Smouha or Faisal himself, and we have no intention of releasing Kahraba in any swap deal, with our respect to all parties,” he added.

The future of the 27-year-old Kahraba, who joined Ahly in January 2020 from Portuguese side Desportivo Aves, became uncertain recently amid a reported fallout with the Reds’ South African coach Pitso Mosimane.

Recent reports suggested that Kahraba, who continued his habit of stirring controversy after being suspended, and was also fined in different occasions since joining Ahly, would leave in January, especially since he has not played since the season start.

“Kahraba is one of the best forwards and he is fully committed and serious in the trainings. We didn’t receive any offers from foreign clubs for him, and if that happened, we will study the offer, while putting the team’s interest as our priority,” Tawfik explained.

Both Faisal, 22, and Lasheen, 25, came recently under the spotlight after being among Egypt’s key elements in the recent FIFA Arab Cup.

“Also, all the news about being in negotiations to sign Al-Geish’s midfielder Lasheen are not true. Despite the fact that he is a good player, but Ahly has a group of the best midfielders, and the technical staff has not asked to sign new players,” the Ahly marketing director said.

Ahly currently lead the league table with 19 points from seven games, with the team still having one game in hand.

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