sport

Essien: I prefer Zamalek over Al-Ahly.. Aboutrika is a legend

Essien: I prefer Zamalek over Al-Ahly.. Aboutrika is a legend

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!

Ghanaian Michael Essien, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea star, prefers Zamalek over Al-Ahly, noting that Mohamed Aboutrika, the former captain of the Egyptian national team, is considered one of the legends of Africa despite his lack of professionalism in Europe.

Essien played for several major European clubs, most notably Real Madrid, AC Milan and Chelsea, as well as the retired Ghanaian player, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, in the Blues ranks.

Essien is in Egypt to participate in the launch of the Right to Dream Academy.

Essien said in an interview with MBC Egypt, which was broadcast in the early hours of Friday morning, “If they had chosen me between playing for Al-Ahly or Zamalek at the end of my career, I would have chosen Zamalek, because it is the first name that comes to my mind when talking about Egyptian clubs. When I was young I watched him play against the best Ghanaian clubs.”

The former Ghana national team star added, “I played against amazing Egyptian players like Mido and Aboutrika. I think Trika is one of the best players in Africa.”

When asked whether Mohamed El-Shennawy, the Al-Ahly goalkeeper, would play in the biggest European clubs if he played abroad, like Senegalese Eduardo Mendy, Chelsea goalkeeper, he replied, “I can’t speculate on that, but if he had played abroad, things would have changed, and yet he plays for one of the biggest clubs.” In Africa, look at Mohamed Aboutrika, he did not work in Europe and yet he remains one of the legends.”

Regarding the 2022 World Cup, which begins on November 20 in Qatar, he commented, “I hope that the next World Cup will be interesting, and that the African teams achieve an achievement, and we have to support the five teams, but I certainly hope that Ghana will go far in the tournament.”




#Essien #prefer #Zamalek #AlAhly. #Aboutrika #legend

Related Articles

Back to top button