CAIRO: Ahly Dubai midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou expressed his dismay following the booing he received from the fans during the last game of the UAE League.
Abd-Rabou was resentfully booed during the 1-0 victory over Al-Jazeera amid rumors that he might be leaving the club to play in the Premiership League in January.
My teammates stood by me firmly, and told me not to pay attention to such provocative chants from a minority of our fans Abd-Rabou told Al-Ittihad newspaper.
The situation could ve been a lot worse if it wasn’t for my colleagues help.
The Egyptian, who hasn t fit in quite well since joining the Emirate side on a loan from Ismaili in the summer, said he needs more time to adapt with life in the UAE.
The versatile player was named the man of the match despite the heavy taunts.
In the meantime, Ahly president Khalifa Soliman played down rumors that Premier League side Blackburn Rovers have made an offer for the Egyptian footballer.
Moreover, Coach Evan Hatchek said his recently-signed player is a main pillar of the team, asserting he has no intention to let him go.
Previous reports claimed Turkish club Trabzonspor is also holding talks with Ismaili and Ahly to ask Abd-Rabou to join their team.