Al-Ahly midfielder Walid Soliman shows experience ahead of Champions League final

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The veteran midfielder appears to have stepped up where it matters most, the crucial stages of the Caf Champions League.

Al-Ahly midfielder Walid Soliman has refused to take personal glory following his recent Caf Champions League exploits as Al-Ahly prepare to face Esperance in Friday’s final match, first leg at home.

After scoring a goal and providing two assists in the 4-0 quarter-final, second leg trouncing of Horoya, Soliman was again outstanding in the semis against ES Setif.

The 33-year-old was on target in the home 2-0 win over Setif, before finding the net when Al-Ahly lost 2-1 away in the return fixture, showing how his experience has timely carried Al-Ahly.

“I always do my best for the team. I never think of personal achievements, just the welfare of the team concerns me all the time,” Soliman told CafOnline.

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“I am an Ahly supporter before being a team player. We will do our best to win the trophy as a gift for our beloved fans.”

Joining Al-Ahly from ENPPI in 2011, Soliman is one of the senior players for the Egyptian giants, having also won the 2013 and 2013 Caf Champions League with the club.

Alongside with skipper Hossam Ashour and right back Ahmed Fathy, Al-Ahly have enough experienced players to carry the day for the team against Esperance on Friday.

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