Aston Villa's Ahmed Elmohamady
Tuesday May 28, 2019. 15:00
Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady has turned his focus to the Pharaohs after a successful season in England.
The experienced defender helped Aston Villa secure promotion to the Premier League from the Championship when they defeated Derby County in the playoffs final on Monday.
Elmohamady, who is part of the Egypt squad that will participate in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egyppt, wants to win the continental tournament.
“My club season is over and I am now focused on Egypt," Elmohamady told BEIN Sport.
"AFCON is in our ground and everyone is expecting us to be decorated as champions (record seven-times).
"We have a technical staff and players at the highest level, and will have the fans backing us like they always did," he added.
"It was a long season but our well equipped staff will help our recovery process to make sure we are ready.”
Elmohamady, 31, was part of the Egypt squads that won the 2008 and 2010 AFCON titles.