25 February 2013

Egypt: Wael Gomaa - This Is Up There With Our Most Important Wins

Photo: CAF
Egypt's Al Ahly players celebrating their win.

Egyptian giants Al Ahly were crowned 2013 Orange CAF Super Cup champions at the weekend, and team captain Wael Gomaa sees this as one of the most important trophy in Ahly's recent years. Gomaa participated in all Ahly major victories over the past decade, but he put this trophy in a special place.

"This could be the most important trophy for us in the recent years. We wanted to win this title badly. Al Ahly has been through a difficult phase over the past two years, but we always play to win".

Gomaa said that winning the title itself is normal for a team like Al Ahly, but the current situation made it a special feat. "We missed more than half our team through injuries and loaned out players. Yet we continue to prove that we are a big team that does rely on a few names only. Anyone who wears Ahly's red shirt should defend it with all what he's got. We fought hard to win the CAF Super Cup, and we deserved to win", added the versatile defender.

The Ahly captain applauded his team's supporters who showed up to back the Cairo giants. "I'd like to thank every one of our supporters who stood behind us from the first minute till the very end. I wish to see them in larger numbers in our coming games. We always want to put a smile on their faces".

The veteran defender highlighted said "I know Ahly what this win means ; that's why I keep fighting for the team in every game. Every new player should know that our principle in Al Ahly is the fighting spirit till the last second. Every game for me is my first game. I wish the new generation to understand and apply this", Gomaa concluded.

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