Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry unhappy to see Hossam Ghaly retiring

Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry unhappy to see Hossam Ghaly retiring
Al Ahly's player Hossam Ghaly (R) in action against an Wydad Casablanca player Yassine El Kordy (L)

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 03, 2018. 09:30

Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry has asked the club’s captain Hossam Ghaly to reconsider his decision to retire from professional football.

The Red Devils skipper announced his decision to hang up his boots, but the club coach believes he can still play for another season.

Ghaly announced his decision in February and the former Tottenham Hotspur player terminated his contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.

The Pharaohs international cut ties with Al-Nassr after spending less than six months with the Najd’s Knight and then decided to re-join his boyhood club Ahly.

He therefore announced that he will hang up his boots at the end of the season after his contract with the Cairo giants is set to expire.

“There is a chance for him to continue playing, I told him not to rethink his decision as he can stay with us for another season. I need him in my team,” El-Badry said.

“I sat with him yesterday and asked him if he is willing to reconsider the retirement decision but he told me that he made up his mind. I told him not to rush something like this.”

The 36-year-old has had an illustrious career with both club and country winning three Egyptian Premier League titles, two Egypt Cups, three Egyptian Super Cups, two CAF Champions League medals, one CAF Confederation Cup medal and an African Cup of Nations medal.

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