FILE: Al Ahly held a press conference at 1:00 pm on Monday, to announce all the details of the contract
CAIRO –11 September 2019: Al Ahly's first football team flied to Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, in preparation for the September 14th African Cup of Nations match against Guinea's Kano Sport.
Al Ahly's football team continued their daily training at Tetch stadium, in preparation for Equatorial Guinea's trip, during which Al Ahly will face Kano Sport on September 14 in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.
Al Ahly held a press conference at 1:00 pm on Monday, to announce all the details of the contract with the new coach Rene Weiler as well as the presentation of the assisting team.
The assistant team will include:
General Coach: David Sissa
Fitness coach: Thomas Penelli
Goalkeeper coach: Michel
Director of Football: Sayed Abdelhafiz
The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.
Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.
Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player.
The Swiss manager led them to win promotion to the first division before leaving them in 2015 to Germany where he managed FC Nürnberg.
Al-Ahly fans are not satisfied with the team’s new manager as they expected the board to appoint one of the big names in Europe to lead the club.
Since 2013, Al-Ahly failed to win CAF Champions League title and the club fans are eager to win their beloved competition again.