Today marks a historic occasion for the Soccer Smart Academy as we take on the most decorated club in African football history, Egyptian champions Al Ahly SC. The team is known as the Club of the Century in Africa and boasts tens of millions of followers across social media.
We are delighted to be able to host the prestigious club who won the Egyptian Premier League last season and play their home matches at the 75,000 seater Cairo International Stadium.
The club have won the Egyptian Premier League an astonishing 40 times as well as having lifted 36 Egyptian Cups and eight CAF Champions League titles.
Al Ahly are currently undergoing a pre-season tour in Spain as they prepare to defend their league title this season. We look forward to our Spanish soccer academy in Alicante being able to help them continue their preparations with a tough match today.
Five of the Al Ahly players are currently competing in the African Cup of Nations back in Egypt, which demonstrates how strong their squad is but despite the absentees, the team are still set to post a very stern test to our Academy players. Al Ahly recently signed Huddersfield winger Ramadan Sobhi on loan, who played over 40 games in the Premier League during his time with Stoke City.
Al Ahly’s current manager is Martín Lasarte, a Uruguayan with bags of experience having coached in his homeland, as well as in La Liga in charge of Real Sociedad and in Chile.
The match is to be held in Algorfa, Alicante and kicks off at 6:30pm local time which is the same time in Egypt. It is a 5:30pm kick off in the UK.
The match will be live-streamed for free on MyCujoo so make sure you tune in to see the Egyptian champions take on the Soccer Smart Academy. The stream will go live just before kick off.
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