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EXCLUSIVE: Sam Morsy enjoying time at Wigan, hopes for Egyptian exposure

Sam Morsy debuts Wigan

Photo: official website’s Ahmad Yousef spoke to about Wigan Athletic’s promotion to the Championship.

Wigan Athletic were officially promoted to the Championship after their 4-0 away victory over struggling Blackpool.

Sam Morsy has established himself as a regular starter for the Latics since joining in January 2016 from Chesterfield FC, and was named among League One’s top 15 players of the season.

He expressed his delight at helping his side with promotion, telling “[It] feels great to have got promoted, that was the aim when I first signed for the club so it’s a real fantastic team.”

Morsy has flourished since joining Wigan and he said it was down to the entire team. He said, “I’m really enjoying my time at Wigan, it’s a real progressive club and everybody has high expectations in what they want to do. I’m finding with the players around me and the staff I’m improving all the time.”

When asked if he believes playing in the Championship, alongside the likes of Ahmed Elmohamady he said, “I know that in the Championship it will give me more exposure to the Egyptian national team.”

Finally, Morsy ended by indicating his goals for next season, saying: “I think that we can have a really successful campaign next season. It will be difficult in the new league but the club is definitely moving in the right direction.”

We wish Sam Morsy and Wigan all the best in their last game of the season against Barnsley.

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at

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