The Egyptian League.. Stars lead the second-tier clubs to the excellent
With the help of former stars, some of them international, non-popular teams succeeded in climbing to the Egyptian Premier League, Farco, Coca-Cola and Sharqiya for Dukhan, for the first time in the history of the three clubs. These teams used relatively old players, who had previously played in the Premier League, in order to give confidence and experience to their young players and hijack the promotion ticket to the excellent. The second division in Egypt is divided into 3 groups, Bahri, Cairo and Upper Egypt, and each group includes 16 teams, the first qualifying for the Premier League, while the last four places are relegated. The three teams succeeded in qualifying after fierce competition with teams that had previous experience in qualifying and playing for the excellent, so Coca-Cola qualified at the expense of the Interior, while Farco climbed at the expense of Haras El-Hodoud, which previously won the Egypt Cup and the Egyptian Super, and finally Sharqiya rose to smoke at the expense of aluminum with a long history Premier League. Who are the great experienced players that these teams have used, and who have previously played in the Premier League or the Egypt national team? Farco hired Sherif Ashraf, the star of Al-Ahly, Zamalek, El-Gouna, El-Mokawloon, Military Production and the former youth team, who had a professional experience with the Finnish club Helsinki. In his speech to “Sky News Arabia”, Ashraf confirmed that Farco Club has the ambition and professionalism that made it deserve to qualify for the excellent, and said: “The management and the players believed from the first day that the team is able to qualify for the excellent.” Ashraf, who is 34 years old, explained that he suffered from playing in the second division, continuing: “I suffered 4 seasons of playing in the second division with the Saudi Jeddah Club, and two seasons in the channel, then playing with the Farco Club last season and ascending to excellent.” Ashraf considers that he achieved the goal for which he joined Farco, which is qualifying for the excellent, as he said: “I returned to my natural place, and I deserve to be in the biggest clubs in the Premier League.” He concluded: “I would like to continue with Farco. I signed with the club for two seasons and proved to myself before anyone else that I deserve to be in a special place.” As for Coca-Cola, it used the services of Reda Al-Wishi, the striker of Al-Ahly Club, the Arab Contractors, the Egyptian Club, and the former Olympic team. Aloichi recently joined the Coca-Cola club in the winter transfers last January, coming from Z Club. Al-Waishi explained in statements to “Sky News Arabia”, that qualifying is an achievement and a dream that he sought from the first day by joining the team. He continued: “I am happy that I succeeded in contributing to the qualification of the second team to the excellent, after leading the Egypt club team two seasons ago to qualify for the excellent for the first time in history, but the team lasted only one season and returned again to the second degree due to a lack of experience.” The 36-year-old Weishi said: “I talked to the players since the first day of joining the team that we will qualify for the excellent, and I was really surprised by the level of the players. Everyone has ambition, and as long as you set yourself a goal, you will reach it.” Al-Wishi also praised his teammates, adding: “The excluded players were in the stands to support the team in the promotion match against the Arsenal, and encouraged the players like the fans. The spirit in the team is excellent and we are all on the heart of one man.” As for Al Sharqiya Club for Tobacco, the latest emerging faces in the Egyptian Premier League, it used Ahmed Temsah, the former Egyptian first team player, and the former star of Smouha and Al Dakhiliya. The 35-year-old crocodile played with the Egyptian national team 25 international matches, including 6 in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, under the leadership of Bob Bradley, the former coach of the Pharaohs, and scored two international goals. Temsah also played with the Smouha team in the African Champions League, and he has great experience in the Egyptian League.