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El-Merghany: I wish Wadi Degla’s relegation

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Posted on October 22, 2015

Ahmed El Merghany Wadi Degla

midfielder has launched a controversial statement regarding his previous club Wadi Degla on his Facebook account, wishing their relegation.

The former Zamalek midfielder was released by Wadi Degla last July for issuing some political comments in which he criticized  president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

“I’m happy for Degla’s loss more than Zamalek’s win,” El Merghany posted on Facebook after Zamalek’s 2-0 victory against Wadi Degla.

“Those ideal people here [on Facebook] need to calm down a bit because I am not an ideal human being and also if those who are criticizing me were subject to the same situation I was in they would have done much more,”

“I wish that Degla get relegated and I won’t be upset except for my friends and the respectable people whom I dealt with in the club and are reading my words, they know themselves well,” he concluded.

Worth pointing out that clubs have jointly decided to not sign the 27-year-old midfielder due to his political stance, what made Goldi coach, Ibrahim Said, to sign the player for the third tier club and save his footballing career.

3 Comments

  1. Bora3y

    October 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    I don’t know why these players don’t take their talent go to any place outside Egypt where they can actually play football, instead of having to worry about this sh… Even if it’s not politics, all the players are always fighting with their clubs.. I would escape even to the crappiest European league, and try to improve from there.

    • mohendy

      October 22, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      It is hard for any player who is not a youth at Ahly or Zamalek to get opportunities to play abroad. Once you are 27 like El Merghany, no one will give you a try out in Europe, and further, it will be hard to secure a work permit when you are not a member of the Egyptian national team. El Merghany’s only options were to play in a worse league within Africa or try to go over to one of the Arab Leagues in the Gulf, which tend to be very exclusive as well.

      • Bora3y

        October 23, 2015 at 4:16 PM

        Well, they can leave earlier in their career. Whether through trial offers, or through agents who I imagine have an incentive to have them sign with other clubs. I wish these young players would also not sign long contracts with their clubs. That would happen if they were able to see and believe in their own potential. IMO, it’s not the difficulty of the task (to play abroad) but it’s probably that we Egyptian like to stay comfortable, and always avoid such challenges.. I don’t know, but the way I see it, the talented players are being duped into staying local, by their clubs. Only those with a strong will, and/or the high talent (like Salah) are able to escape it.

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