Egyptian giants Al Ahly to appoint foreign head coach

Egyptian giants Al Ahly to appoint foreign head coach
Juma Sadam Ibrahim of Kampala Capital City Authority FC (KCCA) tries to challenge Islam Mohareb of Al Ahly Sporting Club during the 2018 Caf Champions League on 15 May 2018 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday May 17, 2018. 17:00

Egyptian Premier League giants Al Ahly have revealed that they will bring in a foreign replacement for Hossam El-Badry.

The Egyptian coach resigned following a surprise 2-0 CAF Champions League Group A defeat at Uganda's Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Tuesday.

El-Badry, who guided Al Ahly to the 2017/18 Egyptian Premier League title, decided to quit after the team extended their winless run to four matches in all competitions when they lost to KCCA.

"Ahly's football committee … announced following a meeting on Wednesday that the team's coming coach will be foreigner," Al Ahly said in a brief statement on their official website.

The Red Devils are currently placed fourth on the Group A standings with one point from two matches. They will host Botswana’s Township Rollers in their next Group A game in July, 2018.

Al Ahly, who are the most decorated club in Champions League history with record eight titles, will take on Al Masry in a domestic league game on Sunday.

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