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El-Nenny: I want to end my career at Al Ahly

El-Nenny's FC Basel

(KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza)

 midfielder and Egypt international  revealed his short and long term, and plans to end his career at Al Ahly.

Mohamed El-Nenny stated that he would like to continue his career abroad for as long as possible while aiming to make a return his boyhood club Al Ahly when he decides to bring an end to his footballing career.

The Egypt National Team midfielder shared with Egyptian TV Channel CBC Two his youth career journey and his future plans:

Starting out

“I started out aged 6, and I was the youngest player at Al Ahly back then. I used ride the train from El Mahalla [to Cairo] and then take the bus to Al Ahly in Nasr City.”

“My mom accompanied me to training, we usually left [to Cairo] at 4:00 am and returned [to El Mahalla] at 11:00 pm, and I earned 60 Egyptian Pounds per month.”

Release from Al Ahly and joining Arab Contractors

“I trained at the hands of several coaches, such as the German expert Crawfr, Badr Rajab, Mohamed El Sayed and Mohamed Wahba before heads of youth department Adel Abd El Rahman and Ahmed Maher decided to release me as they canceled the 1992 youth team, even tough I was always a starter throughout my 11 years at the club.”

“I left Al Ahly at the age of 15. Family-related reasons led to me returning to El Mahalla and halted my move to Zamalek after a session with Mahmoud Saad, I was then offered to play for Arab Contractors through a friend of mine.”

“I was called up to the first team through Mohamed Amer [after joining Arab Contractors].”

Satisfying his mother’s desire

“My mother wished to see me on TV in an Al Ahly shirt before she passed away, so I hope to make her dream come true.”

“I look forward to continue my career abroad for as long as possible, but I hope to end my career at Al Ahly to fulfill my mother’s wishes,” El-Nenny concluded.

El-Nenny had started his senior career at Arab Contractors before his solid performances earned him a loan deal to Swiss giants FC Basel. After Impressing with the Swiss outfit, they exercised their option of making the transfer permanent and signed him on a 4-year deal.


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