Abai flattered to be alongside Abou-Trika

Omar AbdelAziz
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CAIRO: Ahly new player Vincent Abai expressed his delight to play alongside Mohamed Abou-Trika, as he admitted that competition will be tough for a place in the Red Devils roster.

The 21-year-old Nigerian recently signed a contract with the Egyptian champions, following a successful trial last week.

Abai, who played for Enugu Rangers and FC Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is overjoyed to join the Ahly players led by Abou-Trika.

Ahly are one of the biggest clubs in Africa, if not the biggest, the promising striker said in an interview with Modern Sport TV.

I really like Abou-Trika, I could hardly believe it when I saw him beside me in training.

He wished me good luck with Ahly when I first met him. Abou-Trika and Gilberto are my closest friends right now.

Abai conceded that carving out a place in Manuel Jose s starting eleven will not be easy, amid the presence of several strikers at the Portuguese s disposal.

It will be difficult for a player like me to become a regular with Ahly, competition will be tough and I will need time to adapt, he said.

Ahly already have Ahmed Hassan Farag, Osama Hosni, Ahmed Belal and Hani Al-Egeizi all struggling for a regular spot alongside first-choice striker Flavio Amado.

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