Badji talks about … Sadio Mani’s advice to him … and Drogba and Salah


The newly arrived Ally Badji, Senegalese player for Al-Ahly club, said that joining the Red Castle is a big and important move in his life and future with football, wishing success and success to the aspirations of the fans and officials of the club.

Amir Tawfiq, the contract manager of Al-Ahly Club, announced yesterday, Thursday, his contract with the Senegalese striker Alio Badji, the Austrian striker Rapid Vienna, to be the second deal for the Red Team during the winter transfer period.

Badji talked about his start with football, in statements reported by his club’s official website on Friday: “I grew up in the Casa Sport Academy in Senegal, and I have many memories and aspirations with the team that started in me and my presence today in Al Ahly was one of these aspirations, I remember many difficulties that I encountered it at the beginning with the Academy team, and I also remember that I had a distinct talent compared to many of my colleagues, and I was always keen to preserve it, and many coaches helped me in this while I was in the Academy. ”

Salah and Mani’s difficulties

The new Al-Ahly player indicated that the difficulties he faced in his life were no less than that faced Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane in their beginnings, noting that he was one of the distinguished in his Senegalese team, and yet he was excluded from the basic formation, and even bench bench, but he dealt with this It’s professional to make the best of his football career.

Badji said: “I did in the face of difficulties, as did both Mani and Salah, and I endured a lot, rejected the problems, and my motto was always commitment, and to act professionally … This step helped me achieve some of my ambitions, and I succeeded in professionalizing in two big clubs headed by Al-Ahly.” .

Badji pointed out that his ideal in football is the Ivorian Didier Drogba, adding: “I love the way Drogba is played, and in Senegal they were called the title of Drogba Senegal. I love this player and his fight on the ball, his insistence and strength, what he presented to his country and the clubs that he recognized , Which is a source of pride, and I hope to one day be like him.

On his current ambitions and his favorite team, Badji said: “My current focus is with Al Ahly only, and I hope to achieve all the championships with him, but I dream of professionalism in the ranks of Chelsea English one day, because he is my favorite team since childhood, or playing in one of the largest European teams such as Barcelona or Real Madrid. ”

His personal relationship with Sadio Mane

Badji talked about his fellow Sadio Mane, who is a professional in the ranks of Liverpool, saying: “What Mani does is a matter of pride for all Senegal. He is a great player and offers a distinguished level with his team and with his country, and I have a personal relationship with him because we live in one city, and I met him at the airport more From once, I was always in contact with him on social media, and he is a very humble person, and he advises me continuously, and I will tell him that I have chosen professionalism in Al Ahly among the many offers I received recently. ”

He added: “Sadio Mane has given me many tips, among them, that my ambition is to be professional in the English Premier League one day, to fight in every club I play for, and to take advantage of every opportunity in front of me to score goals, and that I always strive to develop my level; until I reach When I qualify for professionalism in the English Premier League. ”

Badji talked about his ambitions with Al-Ahly, stressing that he wishes to score many goals, and achieve all championships, especially the most important Champions League title for the fans and all the players on the team now; in addition, he hopes that Al-Ahly will be a step in his professional career, increasing the chances of joining the Senegalese team, in The next edition of the African Cup of Nations, and to achieve the title of championship with his country.

He added: “I am very happy to join Al-Ahly, which I know from a young age, and I know that it is a club with a great history, and upon my knowledge of the club’s desire to sign me, I started asking about some Senegalese players in the Egyptian league, and they assured me that it is the most professional club in Africa, and this is what I touched Indeed, since the start of negotiations with me, I have confirmed it with my arrival in Cairo, my domestic entry, and seeing the club from within, and I can confirm that I have found better than I have heard. ”

Alio Badji went on to talk about his professional experience in the Swedish league, stressing that it is a distinguished experience in his football career and said: “The Swedish Djurgarden team was like my family, and I am part of it, despite the difficulty of the beginning, and the lack of a continuous presence in the main formation, but I soon imposed myself , And contributed to the team’s victories. ”

Badji added that he looked forward to being in the Senegal squad, and expressing his potential with the lions of the Teranga in the coming period, through the portal of the Century Club in Africa, noting that playing in the national team is a dream and a great honor for any player.

Badji touched on his career with the youth teams until the youth stage in Senegal, saying: “I was the top scorer in those stages without a competitor, and I do not exaggerate when I say that I am one of the most prominent talents in Senegal, and I am sure that my goal will one day be by joining the ranks of the first team and confirmed that joining the ranks of the first team Al-Ahly, the largest club in Egypt and Africa, is an ideal opportunity to prove its worth by defending the colors of the Senegal team’s shirt, because Al-Ahly has a strong popularity and presence in African and international forums, expressing his hope to score many goals in the club’s shirt, and to obtain the title of top scorer in the Premier League and Champions League. .

Badji spoke of his great enthusiasm for the first appearance with Al-Ahly and playing in front of his fans: “I am here to put all my energy into the green rectangle, calling on God – for the sake of the team and its large fans – to always succeed in scoring a lot of goals and contributing to winning titles and making our fans happy.”

He added that he knows a lot about Al-Ahly Club, which is the undisputed largest in the brown continent and the owner of the largest popularity, pointing to his passion and great enthusiasm to get acquainted closely with all matters related to the Century Club in Africa and its fans.

Abu Trika

Badji expressed his happiness, because the date of joining the ranks of Al-Ahly coincides with the same date of joining Mohamed Aboutrika, the Egyptian and African football legend 16 years ago, and he said: “I will always remember this matter. In making fans of the Red Castle happy. ”

He added that he knows the difficulty of competing with his colleagues in light of the high quality of Al-Ahly players, and that he must put all his energy into reserving his place in forming the team during the coming period, stressing that when he will get the opportunity, he will prove his worth, and will not be neglected.

I will succeed in the challenge

Badji did not hide his happiness by being the first Senegalese to join the ranks of Al-Ahly club and said: “It is wonderful, and it will be a challenge for me, and I will succeed in registering my name in the history of the biggest club in Egypt and Africa.”

Badji revealed the return of his crisis with the fans of his former Austrian team, Rapid Vienna, when he published his photo with the traditional shirt of the rival, noting that the crisis ended quickly, and admitted a mistake of what he had done and said: “It was not good to make such a mistake, and I learned from it, and I had got On the shirt as a gift from a fan, which I showed to Rapid Vienna fans who understood the situation and the crisis ended. ”

Without hesitation

Badji confirmed that he did not hesitate to accept the offer of Al-Ahly club, and was comfortable in taking this step, despite its difficulty leaving Europe and returning to Africa and said: “I did not hesitate to accept Al-Ahly’s offer, and God’s will decided the matter of moving to the largest club in Africa, despite the presence of many offers in French and Russian league, as well as Turkish.

I thank Al-Ahly fans

Badji addressed his message to Al-Ahly fans, saying: “Thank you very much for the enormous support and the special welcome that I have found since I signed for Al-Ahly and my first day in Cairo. To which you are looking forward to the coming period. ”


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