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3 scares at Egypt’s Al-Ahly before facing Japan’s Urawa

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3 scares at Egypt’s Al-Ahly before facing Japan’s Urawa

A bronze medal at the FIFA Club World Cup has become a demand for Egyptian Al-Ahly club’s players as they hope to salvage their participation in the current edition in Saudi Arabia.

The match between the Egyptian Al-Ahly and the Japanese Urawa for the third and fourth places, today Friday, with the management led by Mahmoud Al-Khatib represents an important turning point in the career of the Al-Ahly players, especially one group. In the upcoming winter transfers, players face the risk of leaving either through management’s attempt to provide financial returns or because some players want to market themselves.

Ahead of the meeting with Japan’s Urawa, Al-Ahli experienced 3 scares that created an incident inside the camp in the last hours, amid fears about its impact on the team’s chances of winning the fourth bronze medal in its history.

Offers for Egyptian Al-Ahly goalkeeper

Foremost among the worries at Al-Ahly is the temptation that has followed Mohamed El-Shenawi, the goalkeeper and captain of the best team at the World Cup. Saudi Damak got an offer to buy him from the club for an annual salary of 3. million US dollars, as opposed to what Al-Ahly will receive, it will reach another 5 million dollars, which will increase. Especially since the Saudi clubs enter the request to negotiate about the goalkeeper, which was completely rejected by the Swiss coach. Marcel Koehler wants to keep Mohamed El-Shenawi in his line-up until the end of the current season.

Al-Ahli players were furious

Behind the scenes, Al-Ahli witnessed a second incident in which some players were openly angry about being substitutes, and asked them to get a full chance, such as Mohamed Maqdi Qafsha, the playmaker, Amr Al-Choulia and Aliu. Dieng, who suffered a major shock when the coach unexpectedly came on as a substitute in the first two matches, is looking to leave Al-Ahly in the winter mercado after receiving recent Gulf offers, the club read, adding that the anger has fueled the anger of players and a group of stars such as Tahar Mohamed Tahar and Qafsha. It made the coach think about making extensive changes to the squad in the hope of giving him the full opportunity. Rami Rabia, before the winter departure list from Al-Ahly is decided.

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Al-Ahly’s attacking line was shaky

The third fear is the resonance of the red team’s attack, and the position of the coach striker suffered, the crisis that hit Al-Ahli hard in the match, Mahmoud Abdel Monim avoided scoring in the Gahraba Jeddah Union and Fluminense matches, and wasted many easy chances in front of the goal, especially in the semi-final match, the final match, And the suspension of professional striker Frenchman Anthony Modeste, who was sent off minutes after entering the game against Al-Ittihad, increased pressure on the coach from the club’s management and fans to get rid of the Frenchman’s contract, opening the door for Modeste to leave next winter’s Mercado and look for…another attacker.

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