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Mido: I don’t know what caused Ferreira to leave
Ismaily coach Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ spoke to an Orange reporter in Tunisia about his team’s camp in Tunisia, the match against Club Africain, former Zamalek manager Jesualdo Ferreira, and current Egypt national team manager Héctor Cúper.
The former Ajax Amsterdam and AS Roma striker praised Jesualdo Ferreira, claiming that he is unaware of the reason that caused the Portuguese to part ways with the White Castle: “Winning the league title with Zamalek after such a long time proves his expertise in coaching, but I don’t know what caused his departure.”
Mido has followed up on his last criticism of Cúper with another denunciation of Cúper.
“I’m here to speak only about my club, but it is not clear what Cúper is trying to achieve and I wish him success nonetheless,” said the 32-year-old.
After being held to a draw with Club Africain, Mido insisted that the scoreline is the least of his worries. “We are here to experiment with the squad and discover new tactics. I don’t care about the score, we are here to benefit when the league restarts, and we have [from the match] indeed,” explained the former Egypt international.
When asked about the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Mid replied, “I don’t watch the Tunisian team, but the Egyptian team has the upper hand, because most of its players play locally, unlike other nations who will have to play without their players abroad.”
Mido also claimed that he doesn’t favor any club in Tunisia over the other as well as having close ties with Tunisians during his playing career and after that.