Moroccan defender hopes to impress coach Pitso


Al Ahly newly signed centre-back Badr Benoun is eager to impress the Red Devils’ head coach Pitso Mosimane.

The Moroccan international was unveiled by the Egyptian giants yesterday.

The 27-year-old joins Mosimane’s side from Raja Casablanca on a four-year contract.

The defender believes that he will prosper at his new club with the hope of gaining the trust of his mentor.

“I will work very hard to improve myself to succeed here at Al Ahly, and I will use all the pressure as a support for me to start my journey with the African Club of the Century,” Benoun said in a video presentation.

“The competition between the players is a great thing and it works well for the team, as we will all work very hard to gain Mosimane’s trust and earn a starting position.”

Benoun also confirmed that his fellow countryman Walid Azaro encouraged him to join the eight times CAF Champions League winners.

“I wished so much to play with Azaro as we have a great relationship between us. He encouraged me to sign for Al Ahly and he loves the club’s fans so much. He spoke with me about his experience here with the Red Devils and I wanted to play with him, but I wish him all the best with his new Saudi club,” he adds.

“I also know Kahraba and Metwally as I played against them in the youth competitions with the Under-23 national team. Al Ahly have many brilliant players and this encourages me to show my greatest performance as we will all work together to win more titles.”

The former Raja Casablanca man further said that it is a great honour for him to play with Al Ahly players as it a dream come true for him.

By Mauwane Raophala

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