Mohamed Abou-Treika at Borussia Dortmund stadium, Signal Iduna Park
Retired Egypt and Ahly ace Mohamed Abou-Treika posted Wednesday on his Twitter account a photograph of himself at Germany's Dortmund Stadium, with a comment that read "I hope we see Ahly's stadium like that or better in the future."
Currently studying football management and marketing in Germany, Abou-Treika's most recent stops took him on visits to Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park.
After ending Ahly’s Club World Cup campaign last December, Abou-Treika announced his retirement as his hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals were crushed.
The veteran star announced he will travel abroad to attend courses in different football fields, the better to prepare himself well for a future role with Cairo giants Ahly.
The 35-year-old, who joined Ahly from Tersana in January 2004, was an inspiration for both Ahly and Egypt, heralding a golden age with 22 trophies won with the Red Devils, including five Champions League titles and a bronze medal at the 2006 Club World Cup.
He also won the Africa-based Player of the Year Award in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013.
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