Phakamani Mahlambi and Dean Furman of South Africa during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier South Africa training session at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 08 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Friday Apr 06, 2018. 14:30
South African international and Al Ahly striker Phakamani Mahlambi says he is happy in Egypt despite seeing less game time with the Red Devils.
Mahlambi has expressed delight after playing for Ahly against Tanta as they wrapped up their Egyptian Premier League campaign on Monday.
Ahly bagged a 2-1 victory and the former Bidvest Wits man affirmed his wish to stay with the club and vowed to continue working hard.
Although he is contracted to Ahly until 2021, the Bafana Bafana international has denied any intention to leave the Egyptian club, insisting he is happy to play for a biggest club in Africa.
"I am happy the technical staff gave me the opportunity. I do best in trainings and exercises to prove my worth and gain the coach's trust," said the 20-year-old player.
"I want to use this opportunity and try to keep a place in the starting-eleven squad. I am sure my efforts with Ahly will qualify me for a place in my national team squad too.”
Ahly have secured their third successive Egyptian Premier League title and their 40th ever, leading the table with 78 points, 19 more than their closest chasers Ismaily.
Meanwhile, the 2017 CAF African Champions League finalists are set to meet Tunisian giants Esperance on May 4 in the group stage of the continental club competition.