Thursday Aug 23, 2018. 16:00
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen has lauded Al Ahly duo Walid Azaro and Mohamed El-Shennawy.
The retired striker believes that Egypt's finest goalkeeper El-Shennawy can play in the English Premier League.
According to King Fut, Owen was speaking after watching Azaro and El-Shennawy both played the full 90 minutes as Al Ahly beat Wadi Degla 1-0 in an Egyptian Premier League match, thanks to Salah Mohsen’s late goal.
The former England international was analyzing the game on Pyramids TV.
“Wadi Degla had more chances in the first-half, but Al Ahly had more chances in total,” Owen said.
“Wadi Degla had a great game. They were playing against the best team in Africa but then they felt exhausted.
“There are very good players like Al Ahly top scorer Walid Azaro. I expected him to score. His height, weight, and energy are good. He worked hard and should have scored," he added.
“Both goalkeepers played very well because there was only one goal in the game. I liked Wadi Degla’s build-from-the-back style that started with their keeper Abdel-Monsef.
“If there is a player who can play in the Premier League from this match, it’s Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy.
“I would like to see him in the Premier League, he has a strong physique and his performance, movement, and size were fantastic,” he concluded.