CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOCUS: Egyptian giants Al Ahly sign Mali’s Salif Coulibaly

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOCUS: Egyptian giants Al Ahly sign Mali’s Salif Coulibaly
Jordan Ayew of Ghana battles for the ball with Salif Coulibaly of Mali during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Ghana and Mali at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 21 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 10, 2018. 10:00

Malian defender Salif Coulibaly has completed his move to Egyptian Premier League champions Al Ahly on a two-year deal.

The news comes as the Red Devils are preparing for their third game of the CAF Champions League of the group stages against Botswana’s Township Rollers on July 17.

The West African defender joins the Red Devils from Congolese side TP Mazembe on a free transfer, the Red Castle announced on Monday.

According to KingFut website, the 30-year-old joins the Red Devils as his contract expired at the Congolese side after helping them to win the 2015 CAF Champions League title.

Coulibaly played for Mazembe under Ahly’s new manager Patrice Carteron, who took over at the Red Castle in June.

The Eagles international becomes Ahly’s second signing during the summer transfer window after they acquired the services of Dakhleya defender Ahmed Alaa.

Coulibaly’s arrival takes Ahly's number of foreign players to four including Ali Maaloul, Walid Azaro, Junior Ajayi and Phakamani Mahlambi.



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