Video: El Badri speaks out to Al Ahly Fans

Ahli coach Hossam Al-Badri conceded that his side’s strikers are anything but prolific, in the wake of the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw with a 10-man JS Kabylie side in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

Apart from lively forward Geddo, Al-Badri fielded Mohamed Fadl upfront and replaced him with Osama Hosni five minutes from the hour mark.

Neither Fadl nor Hosni was able to deliver the goods.

After the game, Al-Badri was panned by sports pundits and Ahli’s fans alike for his ‘poor tactical abilities’ and ‘devastating decisions’.

The former Ahli assistant coach said he takes full responsibility for the unsatisfying result but assured he had exhausted every possible option to bolster the stuttering frontline.

“I take full responsibility for the result but I would like to ask the fans to be more reasonable,” Al-Badri told reporters after the match.

“If I played Francis Doe, they would ask why I didn’t field Fadl, or (Mohamed Talaat), and so on.

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