Al-Ahly fans received a strong shock, after the news that Mohamed Al-Shennawi, the Red Al-Areen goalkeeper, was infected with the Corona virus, which sparked a wide state of anxiety before an important meeting of the Al-Ahly club with Its traditional rivals Zamalek club, Which will be held on April 18 in the general league competitions, and the state of anxiety comes due to the big difference between El-Shenawi and his substitute Ali Lotfi, who does not participate much with the team, which led to a decline in his level.
Participate Ali Lotfi With Al-Ahly in 14 games since joining the red team in the 2018 winter transfer season, he left with 11 clean sheets and conceded 8 goals in 3 games.
Al-Ahly suffered two defeats in the presence of Ali Lotfi, the first was against Al-Ittihad of Alexandria in the 2018 season, where Al-Ahmar lost four goals to three for the Red Team, and the second was against the Vita Club Vita Club in the African Champions League in the 2019 season.
While Al-Ahly tied with Pyramids in a negative way in the 2020 season, with Ali Lotfi as well as goalkeeper.
Over the past days, Al-Ahly fans did not feel much anxiety due to the absence of the quintet, Ali Maaloul, Junior Ajay, Hamdi Fathy, Yasser Ibrahim and Muhammad Hani from the team, despite the strength of their influence on the team and that they constitute the most important elements of the basic strength, however, Muhammad Al-Shenawi’s injury came to confuse all Accounts.
Considering that the goalkeeper is half of the team, he did not give him the confidence of his teammates on the field, and because he represents the last line of defense for his team, Mohamed El Shennawi considers more than half of the team for Al-Ahly fans, especially with his brilliance in the past seasons, to play a pivotal role in crowning Al-Ahly with many championships His last was a bronze in the Club World Cup, most notably the African Champions League, and then his saves from penalty kicks in the Egyptian Cup final.
Only during the current season, Mohamed El-Shenawi participated in 20 matches with Al-Ahly, emerging with a clean sheet in 10 matches, while he conceded 13 goals in 10 other matches, including the two goals of Bayern Munich in the Club World Cup.