Sunday 27 September 2020
I wrote – Menna Omar:
Reda Abdel Aal, the technical director of Tanta club, spoke about the reason for his loss against Al-Ahly and Zamalek in the Egyptian We League championship, in addition to the best alternative to lead Al-Ahly in the event of the departure of Swiss Rene Fyler.
Tanta lost to Zamalek (3-1) and Al-Ahly (1-0) in the 29th and 30th round of the League championship, respectively.
During radio statements for the “Falcon Stadium” program, Abdel-Al said: “I did not sit in the analytical studios (of Tantit). I trained twenty years in the second class, and whoever works in it is a veteran coach.
The Tanta coach added: “The Tanta player is good, but the lack of confidence due to the losses and the change of technical equipment is the reason for what happened in some matches.”
He continued: “The financial value of Al-Ahly players is great, and they have technical solutions. Al-Ahly includes financial and technical capabilities and senior professionals such as Ali Maaloul, Aliou Badji, Junior Ajay and Mohamed El-Shennawi (Al-Assad), but we excuse them because of stress, given the pressure of matches.
He continued: “The descent of Mohamed Magdy (Qafsha) of Al-Ahly player in the second half contributed to the movement of the players of the Red team, as well as Zamalek when Ashraf Bencharki participated … There is no comparison between us and the two major clubs.”
He continued: “I did not train Tanta as a (leeway). I am associated with the club with an official contract for a season and a half, and I will not leave unless I receive an offer to train Egypt, after an agreement with Fayez Oreibi, club president.”
And about his opinion of Fyler’s departure and who is better suited to succeed him, Abdel-Al said: “Fyler, after the Corona period, is just (a performer) and not a coach, and he tries to exhaust the management and the fans in a strange way.”
And he added: “Hiring a foreign coach for Al-Ahly is currently difficult, but any upcoming coach must be supported, whether by the media and the masses, and the same is true for the Portuguese, who was appointed as technical director of Zamalek.”
He continued: “The foreign coach is very risky at the present time, because of the difficulty of adapting to the approaching African Champions League, there are many Al-Ahly children who are fit to lead the team in the African Championship.”
He concluded: “Ahmed Koshary, the best coach in the second round, provided good results with Aswan, despite the limited capabilities, and if he led Al-Ahly, he would succeed, in light of the great difference in potential.”