Sherif Ekramy: I did think of leaving Al Ahly on loan
Following a couple of fatal mistakes from Al Ahly’s shot stopper, the relationship between him and the fans broke down, which pushed the veteran goalkeeper to consider leaving the club, especially with Mohamed El Shennawy taking his role between the posts.
In a recent interview with DMC sports Ekramy said: “Before the announcement of Al Ahly squad for African competition, I thought of leaving the club on loan, so I went and talked with Sayed Abdel-Hafiz the man in charge back then to take a friendly advise.”
“However, after the squad has been announced Abdel-Hafiz told me to forget about it and I did, because the good of this club is more important than mine.”
Ekramy continued: “I renewed my contract on blank white paper, with no specific terms for my benefit and this is not the first time for me to do that,”
“The fact that I am not playing is completely down to a technical decision and I have not spoken to coach Hossam El Badry regarding that. The last time we had a discussion was after the CAF Champions League final.”
With Ekramy warming the bench there is a huge chance he will be missing out on the World Cup, even though he finds his relationship with Al Ahly fans more important than the World Cup.
“Renewing my contact with the club and my relationship with the fans of the Red Castle is more important for me than participating in the biggest football event, it is more important than the Mundial.”
“Yes I could have joined the national team for the World Cup if I had moved, but the the good of the team is much more important.”
Ekramy ended his speech with a thought that he still has a chance to participate the World Cup: “I am always in contact with coaching staff of the national team, and there is still a chance I might join the national team to the Mundial.”
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