Egyptian Hero Gedo Admires Al Ahli Rather Than Europe

The Ittihad supersub was the top scorer with five goals in this year's AFCON.
Egypt's star man in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Mohamed Nagy 'Gedo', has said that he admires Egyptian club Al Ahli.

The Ittihad ace stole the limelight in the 2010 African Cup by hitting five goals in six games, including the decisive winner against Ghana, to help Egypt retain their title in Angola. He came on as a sub in all of the matches, and his goals were decisive.

With some European clubs reportedly interested, Gedo would love to play abroad but hopes to wear the red shirt otherwise.

"Of course I hope to play in Europe, it would be a good move for my career," the 26-year-old forward was quoted as saying in

"But in Egypt I prefer Ahli because I have been a fan since my childhood."

When asked about his similarity with Aboutrika, Gedo replied: "I think it is an unfair comparison because Aboutrika is an icon in Egypt and Africa."

"It is too early for me. I have just started my international career. I hope to come close to Aboutrika's standard."

Despite his near-perfect campaign, Gedo revealed that he wasn’t 100% fit in Angola 2010.

"I was struggling to overcome a knock, but with the help of the competent medical staff I was able to play and contribute to the victory," he added.

hasn’t started a single game for Egypt since making his debut in December 2009, yet he is on a staggering record of six goals in eight caps.