The first football team of Al-Ahly Youth Club begins the first phase of the preparation period for the new season by conducting medical examinations for the players during the current week, while the football company in the club settled a large percentage of the “thorny files” before entering the second phase of the preparation period by traveling to the Serbian camp next Saturday. .
In preparation for the new season, the football company announced the renewal of the contracts of six players: Majid Nasser, Walid Abbas, Ahmed Jamil, Tariq Ahmed, Uzbek Aziz Ganiyev, Argentine Federico Kartabia, while the Serbian coach Marco Nikolic, and the player Sultan Al Zaabi were contracted from Ittihad Kalba. On the other hand, the Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim left the team after he led the team to crown the ADNOC Professional League title for the eighth time in its history, but the former Monaco and Al Hilal coach moved to coach Al Rayyan of Qatar after the end of his contract with “Dubai Knights”, and the Syrian Omar Khribin also left after the end of He was loaned from Al-Wehda, and the club thanked the Iranian Ahmed Nourallah after the end of his contract, before Al-Wehda announced the contract with him, starting from the next season.
And Al-Ahly youth came close to settling the file of foreign players in the next season, as the team includes Federico Kartabia and Aziz Ganiyev, along with Serbian Bogdan Planic, who joined the “Dubai Knights” last season, but he suffered a cut in the cruciate ligament before the start of the season and did not participate in any official match. With the team, as he is scheduled to be re-enrolled in the new season list after testing his readiness during the preparation period, as for the Belgian Jason Denayer, his contract with the team has expired and his services are to be dispensed with.
On a related note, the Iranian Mahdi Qaidi’s loan to the Esteghlal team ended, as the Iranian international is considered outside the accounts of the technical staff in the new season, while at the same time his next destination was not determined by staying with Esteghlal or moving to another team.
The Al-Ahly Youth Administration is studying a number of biographies of foreign players to resolve the file of foreign players’ contracts, especially as the technical staff seeks to finalize the file of new contracts before the start of the preparation camp and the team’s return to Dubai to compete in the AFC Champions League.
The holder of the Professional League title will start the first stage of preparation in Dubai by conducting the players medical examinations and going through three training sessions until the date of departure to the Serbian camp on the eighth of July, provided that the camp will include a number of friendly experiences before returning to Dubai on the third of August to put touches. The last before entering the atmosphere of the Jordanian Al-Wehdat meeting scheduled for next August in the preliminary round of the AFC Champions League.
The football company in Shabab Al-Ahly is betting on the preparation period to equip the team in the best possible way, especially as it places the continental championship (the AFC Champions League) among its most prominent goals in the next season, as qualifying for the group stage will not be easy, and if the team exceeds its competitor Al-Wehdat, it will meet with The star-studded Saudi victory led by Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, while at the same time the local championships and preserving the professional league title are among the priorities of the “Dubai Knights” in the new season.
Nikolic asks to sign the Russian Alexander Kakurin
Russian media confirmed that coach Marco Nikolic asked Al-Ahly youth management to contract with Russian striker Alexander Kakurin, as they had a friendly relationship when Nikolic took over the training of Russian Lokomotiv Moscow from June 2019 to October 2021, while Kakorin played during this period in Zenit and Sochi clubs. and Spartak Moscow.
The Russian newspaper “Kirkida” stated that Shabab Al-Ahly intends to buy Alexander Kakurin’s contract from Italian Fiorentina during the current transfer period, stressing that “Dubai Knights” is on its way to settling the deal in the coming days, in addition to the desire of “Viola” to sell the Russian striker’s card so that he does not lose. Its services are free in 2024.
The 32-year-old player has a strong resume, as he played in many Russian clubs, most notably Anji, Dynamo Moscow, Zenit and Spartak Moscow, while he moved to Fiorentina in 2021, and last season he played on loan to Aris Limassol of Cyprus, where he participated with the team in 30 matches and scored. 13 goals, and played six assists before returning to the Italian team after the end of his loan.
New Al-Ahly youth contracts
• Serbian Marko Nikolic.
• Sultan Al Zaabi.
• Majid Nasser.
• Walid Abbas.
• Ahmed Jamil.
• Tariq Ahmed.
• Aziz Ganiyev.
• Federico Cartabia.
The departed from Al-Ahly youth
• Leonardo Jardim.
• Ahmed Nourallah.
• Omar Khribin.
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