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By The Atlas Lions, Nov 15 2018 10:22AM

Al Ahly director of football and assistant coach Mohamed Youssef has completely refuted claims that striker Walid Azarou could be on his way out of the club in January.


Azarou has been a key player for the Red Devils since his arrival in July 2017. The Morocco international scored 31 goals in 54 games for Al Ahly in all competitions.


Al Ahly were deprived off the 23-year-old striker’s services in the second leg of the CAF Champions League after he was suspended for two games over unsporting behaviour.


“There are no offers for Azarou. The claims about his departure in the upcoming January window or by the end of the season is categorically untrue,” Youssef said.


“Azarou’s contract runs for two years and a half and we want to keep him. He is one of the important players and it’s illogical to let go of the team’s pillars.”




By The Atlas Lions, Nov 5 2018 09:17PM

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have officially announced Al Ahly striker Walid Azarou has been suspended for a couple of games, therefore missing the return leg of the Champions League final against Esperance.


Al Ahly will fly to Rades, Tunisia for the second leg of the final backed by a 3-1 advantage at Borg Al-Arab in a game that was accompanied by big controversy with Video Assistant Referee (CAF) being applied for the first time in an African competition.


Azarou was the protagonist of the game having earned two penalties for the Red Devils in the encounter. The Morocco international was, however, spotted by a camera lens ripping his shirt after Al Ahly were given their second penalty of the tie.


Tunisian Football Association raged in a statement released following the Esperance debacle, demanding the banning of Azarou.


CAF Disciplinary Board announced on Monday they have imposed a two-match ban on Azarou due to his unsporting behaviour, including the second leg of the final and Al Ahly’s next match in the CAF interclubs competitions.


In addition to the suspension, the 23-year-old striker has been fined 20,000 USD. Furthermore, Al Ahly coach Patrice Carteron will be invited to appear before the Disciplinary Board for a hearing regarding allegations of unsporting behavior.



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