FIFA Club World Cup
Japan will not be the hosts of the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup amid COVID-19 restrictions in the country.
In a statement, the board said that Al Ahly appreciate Sisi's full support to the Egyptian sports sector, clubs and athletes.
Al Ahly completed a historic treble last season after winning the domestic league, the domestic cup and the CAF Champions League title.
“[I extend] my sincere congratulations to the Al Ahly SC team for winning the third place at the Club World Cup and for the honorable performance,” the president said in a tweet.
Al-Ahly SC team is heading back to Cairo on board special EgyptAir flight, after they won a historic bronze medal at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
The Red Eagles aim to repeat their success of 2006 when they clinched the bronze medal after defeating CONCACAF champions, Club America of Mexico.
Al-Ahly are set to play against FC Bayern Munich in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final on Monday night at Al Rayyan – Ahmed Bin Ali stadium at 08:00 PM.
"It is natural for Al-Ahly and their fans to look forward to more victories," Mosimani said at the press conference for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final.
The German champions, who have a semi-final against Egypt's Al-Ahly on Monday, were forced to remain at the airport overnight.
Abdullah will be assisted by Emirati referees, Mohamed Al Hammadi and Hasan Al Mahri.
Al Ahly defender Ali Maaloul revealed that the team will fight against the UEFA Champions League winners, Bayern Munich, when both giants meet on Monday in the FIFA Club World Cup semis.
Mosimane will be present in the Club World Cup semis for the first time in his career.
Mexican side Tigres UANL secured a place in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 comeback win over South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai.
Last season, Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League, the German League, the German Cup, the German Super Cup and the European Super Cup.
The winner of the clash will face German giants Bayern Munich on 8 February in the semi-finals.
Al Ahly's best achievement came in 2006 when they won the bronze medal, becoming the first club from Africa to reach the podium.
Al Ahly arrived in Doha on Friday night to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup for the sixth time in the club’s history.
Al Ahly’s coaching staff included all the players in the delegation heading to Qatar while the final list will be announced before the start of the tournament.
The minister was keen to meet the players and motivate them to show their best in the competition and represent Egyptian football in the best possible manner.
The Red Eagles qualified to the competition after defeating arch-rivals, Zamalek, 2-1 in the CAF Champions League final.