Al Ahly is ready for Algeria’s JS Kabylie

“Chairman Hassan Hamdi, vice chairman Mahmoud Al-Khatib and board member Khaled Mortagi welcomed Alaa Mubarak to Cairo Stadium today,” Ahli said in a statement on their official website.

“The president’s son greeted the players and asked them to do their best and win Sunday’s game.”

Mubarak, a businessman who is unlike his brother Gamal not involved in politics, used to be media-shy but opted to break his silence following Egypt’s ill-tempered World Cup qualifier against rivals Algeria in Sudan last year.

Egyptian fans who accompanied the national team in their trip to Khartoum said they were attacked by Algerian supporters following the game, which the Desert Foxes won 1-0 to reach the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Mubarak was praised by many Egyptians for launching a tirade against Algerian fans during a live TV show as tensions rose between the two Arab nations.

Ever since, He has been appearing regularly at the major sport events that featured the presence of Egypt and Algeria.

Mubarak was in the stands to support Egypt’s national handball team when they beat Algeria in the African Championship semi final last February.

His visit to Ahli ahead of their Group B tie against Kabylie boosted the morale of the players, the Red Devils said.

“The players promised Mubarak that they would do their utmost to win and edge closer to a place in the Champions League semi final,” the club added.

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