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Al Ahly boss Lasarte apologises to fans after Sundowns defeat

Al Ahly boss Lasarte apologises to fans after Sundowns defeat


Al Ahly manager Martin Lasarte has apologised to the club’s fans following the Reds’ 5-0 defeat to  in the CAF Champions League.

The Reds were humiliated in the first-leg of the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League, as goals Zwane, Arendse, Nascimento, Sirino, and Mahlambi earned the South African a big advantage ahead of the return-leg.

This marks Al Ahly’s biggest defeat in the African competitions, which made the Uruguayan manager issue apology to the club’s supporters following the game.

“We have certainly played a bad game, and we need to work in the upcoming period,” Lasarte said in his post-match press conference.

“I would like to send a message to the Al Ahly fans who attended the game in South Africa, as well as the ones who watched the game on TV. We are sorry.

“We are embarrassed and apologize to you. There is nothing else to be said. We will talk less and work more from now on,” he added.

Al Ahly will host Sundowns in Suez next Saturday, but before that, they will face Misr El-Makkasa in the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday, April 10.



  1. Pyramids#1

    April 6, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    What a shame for the devil’s club.

    Pyramids should play instead the loosers.

    • Mou

      April 7, 2019 at 4:55 PM

      Win or come second in the league and you will. Quite easy to understand really. If you don’t play well enough, you won’t get the chance. That’s how football works.

  2. Ahmed

    April 7, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    This website is slowly turning into a joke. Noticed a very interesting trend with the games reports regarding Al Ahly. Every time Al Ahly loses a game there seems to be a huge delay before any game report or serious article is published or, at times, no articles at all. This is something that does not happen with other teams as on the contrary if Zamalek loses a game they have about 4 articles a match report and 15 social media posts about it an hour after the game.

    I appreciate the English coverage of Egyptian football, but it still doesn’ warrant a biased behavior from the writers. It’s been going on for as long as I can remember too. Not very professional and makes the neutral or non-Ahly fan feel like he’s reading articles written by biased people.

    • Hhhhh

      April 7, 2019 at 5:07 PM

      Yes, people are biased. Football journalism is often biased. People who love football often support and are often biased towards a certain football team. Journalism in general is often biased. What a surprise!

      • Ahmed

        April 7, 2019 at 5:43 PM

        We all know that each and every one of us is not neutral, but there’s no reason to let it transpire into our professional work. Professionalism requires you to be neutral and give equal treatment to the different subjects and clubs you write about. Constantly ignoring defeats or bad things that happen at one particular club is far from being professional. In addition to that, football journalism when done professionally is not biased as you say. The writers can be biased as we all are, but they generally make a good job of not letting it show.

        • Hhhh

          April 10, 2019 at 3:15 AM

          Sure you’re right, but it’s impossible to remove bias completely from the process. It is always going to be there inherently, no matter how good of a journalist one is. These writers are just humans and humans can’t totally exclude their own internal biases, we see this everywhere. It exists everywhere, even in the most professional environments (even in the court system). In terms of journalism, this is where the responsibility lies on us, the consumers. If we want to be properly informed, it is our duty to look at multiple sources or pages and balance our information. As the consumers, we have the power to control which information we access – we should really use it.

  3. Saher

    April 7, 2019 at 9:02 PM


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