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Al Ahly release Shehab, Shedid, Hamdy, Raouf and Manga

Posted on July 20, 2014

mostAl Ahly have announced that five players have been released for the upcoming 2014/2015 season.

Newly appointed Spanish coach Juan Carlos Garrido sat down with general supervisor Alaa Abdel-Sadek and decided that , , Shehab El-Din Ahmed, Ahmed Nabil ‘Manga’, and Kenawy will no longer don the red shirt next season.

Hamdy, who moved to the Red Castle in 2011, played a major part in the Red Devils’ 2012 but has been the subject of scathing criticism of late and did not feature in the final phase of the Egyptian Premier League.

Ahmed Raouf, who was signed last December, did not live up to expectations either, managing to score only three goals in the 2013/2014 season including a decisive goal against Difaa El Jadida in the CAF Confederation Cup and a goal against Petrojet in the final phase of the Egyptian Premier League.

Ahmed Shedid and Shehab have all been on the peripherals of late, whilst Ahmed Nabil ‘Manga’ played a sizeable role in Al Ahly’s compact defence under Fathi Mabrouk.


  1. Andrew Sidhom (@AndrewEGY)

    July 20, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    It’s sad to see coach after coach not rate Shedid Kenawi. He was the country’s best left back when given adequate playing time in the first half of 2013. Bradley knew how to get the best performances out of him. Yes, he does commit the occasional defensive howler but in my opinion his qualities clearly outweigh his weaknesses. Hope he gets a good chance to shine again elsewhere.

    • Mr X

      July 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      What qualities? Defensively, he is one of the tiniest players in the league, he’s not the fastest around, and his crosses aren’t the best. He can score free kicks occasionally, that’s about it.

      • Andrew Sidhom (@AndrewEGY)

        July 21, 2014 at 11:54 PM

        “What qualities?”

        Great dribbling, great one-twos, good speed (better than Moawad), good crosses (unlike Abdel Shafi, he looks first before crossing), keeps the ball close to his feet which compensates his size as it wins him fouls when physically challenged, and one of the best, if not the best Egyptian at making successful sliding tackles. And like you said, the occasional free kicks.

      • Andrew Sidhom (@AndrewEGY)

        July 22, 2014 at 12:03 AM

        Also, you have to look at his competition, which isn’t great. Moawad almost retired last month. I wouldn’t like Abdel Shafi as Egypt’s #1. I don’t like his crossing or his defensive stability, and he has a tendency of passing to players in tight positions.

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