Ahly continues to waste money on foreigner players



Tue, 06 Jun 2017 - 08:00 GMT


Tue, 06 Jun 2017 - 08:00 GMT

courtesy of football365.fr

courtesy of football365.fr

CAIRO – 6 june 2017: Ahly continues the same trend of wasting its money on contracting foreign players to bolster its ranks. Yet, it always ends the same way: With the players leaving without having had any positive impact on the team or by simply abandoning their contracts and the club.

The escape of the Ivorian striker, Souleymane Coulibaly has triggered yet another crisis within Ahly. Ahly had contracted multiple foreign players lately and they all left the club without really benefitting the club in any way.


Ahly contracted Souleymane Coulibaly during the previous winter transitions period in January from his former Scottish club, Kilmarnock FC. The 22 year-old striker scored six league goals in eight appearances.

Henry Makinwa

Henry Makinwa, known as Maki is a 39 year-old Nigerian striker Ahly had contracted in the 2004-05 season. His contract lasted only four months and cost Ahly $30,000.
Maki scored a single goal against Al-Etihad Al-Sakandry and left shortly after.

Vincent Abai

Vincent Abai, was a Nigerian striker Ahly had contracted in the 2009-2010 season right before the departure of Portuguese manager Manuel Jose. He never played an official match and the coach who succeeded Jose, Hossam El-Badry, decided to let go of Abai.
Abay cost Ahly $200,000 and never actually played a match wearing Ahly’s colors.

Peter Ebimobowei

Peter Ebimobowei is another Nigerian striker that Ahly contracted in the 2014-2015 season. His original three and a half years-long contrac was cut short just four months in.

Ebimobowei, 23 years-old, submitted a complaint to FIFA, demanding to be paid the full contract, $650,000. Ahly is currently under negotiations with Ebimobowei.

Hendrik Helmke

A German midfielder Ahly contracted out of the Finnish league. He never had a chance to join the Reds as he terminated his contract and demanded $600,0000 as compensation for not being informed of his transition earlier, before the transfers window closed. Ahly negotiated with him to lower the price.

Fabio Junior

A Brazilian striker that was contracted by Ahly due to the insistence of former coach Manuel Jose during his time with Ahly.

Naval Portuguese club received 750,000 Euros. That, plus the amount in his contract, cost Ahly 1.4 million Euros in total.

Junior left Ahly after the disastrous match at Port Said Stadium, 1st of February, 2012. He had scored only one goal.



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