Brigadier Hossam Hassan, the historic Al-Ahly star and current Al-Ittihad Alexandria coach, apologized to Al-Ahly president Mahmoud Al-Khatib for not attending the inauguration ceremony of Al-Ahly Stadium and laying the foundation stone for the giant project that tens of millions of fans of the Red Castle await.
Hossam Hassan wrote on his personal Facebook page: “Al-Ahly’s board of directors headed by Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib gave a gracious invitation to the twins Hussam and Ibrahim Hassan to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new Al-Ahly stadium in Sheikh Zayed. The invitation and they apologized for their association on the evening of the same day in an important match in the general league against Smouha team.
Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Al-Ahly president, had referred to the “unlimited cooperation” he had received from national institutions in Egypt to establish the stadium, extending his thanks to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for his constant support for the sports movement with all its institutions.“.
Al-Khatib said, “He renews his covenant to support the state and its institutions, continue to fulfill its mission, and make every effort to achieve all national goals with more sports excellence, caring for young people, and the honorable representation of the country in international forums.”“.
Al-Ahly currently plays its matches at Al-Salam Stadium and is involved in continental confrontations at Cairo Stadium, noting that Al-Ahly obtained a usufruct of Al-Salam Stadium until 2025.