CAIRO – 10 October 2019: Al-Ahly first team players, former players, board members and legends reunited on Thursday night to celebrate the 2018-2019 Egyptian League title.
The first team players received the trophy from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy who attended the ceremony alongside EFA board members.
“Congratulations for the players and our fans for achieving this tough title. We will celebrate tonight and tomorrow we will do everything to win the next title.” Al-Ahly President, Mahmoud El Khatib, told press during the celebrations.
Egyptian pop star, Amir Eid, who is known as a die-hard Al-Ahly fan, took the stage to entertain the attendees during the ceremony, organized by Presentation.
Al-Ahly clinched the league title after a fierce race last season with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.
A very tough road was taken by Al Ahly to reach this point of the journey; a bad start with the French coach, Patrice Carteron, many points wasted. The gap between Al Ahly and Zamalek reached 20 points due to postponed games.
Many injures hit the team in the middle of the season, the board of directors sacked Carteron and appointed Mohamed Youssef as a caretaker before hiring Martin Lasarte. Al Ahly signed many players like Ramadan Sobhy and Hussein El Shahatat the winter market who helped the team to achieve the title.
The team achieved many victories at the last games of the season, meanwhile, Zamalek wasted points, sacked Christian Gross and was unstable in the latest stages of the season to give their arch rivals, Al-Ahly to win the league.