Pictures from the presentation of Sherif Karami as a player for Pyramids – from the club’s official account
The former El Gouna player talked about his career after retiring, and did not rule out returning to Al-Ahly one day, and expressed his opinion about the best goalkeeper now in El-Mahrousa.
Ekrami said on Ontime Sports: “Pyramids’ success? The equation is not measured in this way, is Zamalek a small team? But its luck in tournaments is not like Al-Ahly. There is another element, the audience, which is like the sword defending the club and which holds the players accountable. Expectations placed on The club is caused by the media, we do not play PlayStation and be the ultimate team and let’s win. The media made Pyramids a competitor to Al-Ahly and forgot Zamalek. Al-Ahly waited 7 years to return as a champion to Africa, this is equivalent to, for example, crowning Pyramids in the league, I do not say that the latter will wait 7 years, but it is a matter of steps.” .
Ikrami, 37, added, “I did not tell Al-Ahly’s director of football that the treasury has money (in response to deducting a percentage of the players’ contracts after the 5-0 defeat against Sundowns), I refused the matter, I had a vision, which is why now it negatively affects the players and the season is not It is still going on, and I said, “Let the opponent continue, but the incentives remain, and if we win the league and the Super, the penalty is canceled, I was with Hossam Ashour in the session. I told the players my imagination, and after we won the league and the Super with Renee Fyler, the penalty was not lifted, it was difficult for me to inform the players, everything was saying that There is no financial crisis in the club. In 2012, when the league was canceled, there was a real crisis, and I was one of the first people with conviction to agree to a 15% discount on contracts.”
After the ball, Ikrami said: “I do not know when I will retire, when I feel that my body is no longer able, in addition to the absence of my passion for football, I will make the decision. Work in Al-Ahly? I said in a previous tweet: And I will return to it one day if fates will. There are many variables. And when these words were said previously, it made me stressed because I felt that there was an indirect message asking me to retire.
And he continued, “My future may not be in football. I have no idea now. A board member job I do not consider a job. This is a literary position. The important thing is that you add something. What is your history and what you will add, you must be qualified for the position.”
In quick answers, Ekrami said: “I made the decision to leave Al-Ahly, but in the end it was the club that kept me away. Ramadan Sobhi regrets leaving Al-Ahly? God knows. My decision to move to Pyramids is 100% correct. I have not yet made my decision about running for Al-Ahly elections after retiring. Social media controls the decisions of clubs to a large extent. Mohamed El-Shennawy is the best goalkeeper in Egypt now. Ahmed El-Shennawy is the future of the Pharaohs’ goalkeeper.”
In 2005, Ikrami left Al-Ahly young, he played for Dutch Feyenoord and Turkey’s Ankara Gucho and returned to Egypt in January 2009 from El Gouna Gate.
Then he wore the red shirt again in the summer of 2009 and left last November.
Ekrami won 19 titles with the Red Caravan.
Ikrami’s contract with Pyramids extends to 2023.