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Abdel Halim Ali replaces Osama Nabih as Toulan’s assistant

Posted on December 7, 2013

Abdel Halim Ali

Zamalek’s legendary striker returns to the club as Helmy Toulan’s assistant.

Zamalek manager Helmy Toulan has choosen Abdel Halim Ali as his assistant to replace – who left his post with the club, joining the Egyptian national team’s new technical staff.

Speaking to Yallakora, Toulan said: “I choose Ali among several names as I believe that he will be a promising coach.”

“We worked together at S.C and he proved that he is efficient enough for the position,” Toulan ended.

Ali, who is Zamalek’s all time top scorer (80 goals) played for the club from 1999 winning numerous honors including three league titles, two domestic cup’s and one medal before retiring in 2009. He was also part of ’s squad that won the African Cup of Nations in 2006.

Straight after his retirement, he was announced as Zamalek’s assistant coach from the start of the 2009-2010 season but left his position due to some issues with Hossam Hassan, who was Zamalek’s first team manager at the time.


  1. gogi

    December 7, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    One of the worst strikers I’ve ever seen. And I say this as a Zamalek fan. 😉

    • Mido

      December 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      He wasn’t as great as Hossam Hassan, but he was definitely a great striker along with gamal hamza

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