Tuesday Jan 31, 2023. 13:00
Al Ahly’s football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz has revealed that Mohamed El-Shennawy turned down the advances of Wigan and Al Nassr to stay at the Egyptian Premier League club.
The veteran goalkeeper has become integral to the Red Eagles’ successes since returning to the Cairo International Stadium in 2016, winning no less than 13 trophies.
El-Shennawy had attracted interest from England and Saudi Arabia recently but remains committed to the club that gave him his professional break after rejecting offers from the Latics and the Knights of Najd.
“El-Shennawy decided to put Al Ahly’s interest above anything else, as he preferred to stay at Al Ahly despite the offers he received. He opted to continue his career with Al Ahly and win more tournaments with the club,” Abdel-Hafiz told the club’s official website.
“This is such an admirable act by Al Ahly’s captain, who set an example of loyalty to his club and his appreciation for the club’s need for his efforts.
“The way El-Shennawy dealt with these offers during this difficult time will always be appreciated by Al Ahly’s fans, and officials particularly, Mahmoud El-Khatib, who praised the goalkeeper on multiple occasions.
“How Al Ahly’s players deal in these situations is reassuring. They always put Al Ahly’s interest above anything else.”
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