By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 16 July 2014:
Al-Ahli Benghazi has gained a new coach and four international players for the new Libyan . . .[restrict]league season this September.
At a meeting in Alexandria last week, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aref Al-Nayed, announced that Jozef Vukusic from Slovakia would be the new head coach for Al-Ahli.
Vukusic has coached at premier league clubs in Europe and in Africa, said Nayed, and will be joined by his assistant Jozef Pavlik, who has also worked with premier league clubs in Europe and in Africa.
The arrival of Vukusic means that Al-Ahli must say goodbye to present coach Tarek El-Ashry, who has taken a new position in Egypt in order to be closer to his family. Under Ashry, Al-Ahli made great strides in its establishment as a reputable football club on the international stage.
Nayed, who is also Libya’s ambassador to the UAE, also welcomed four new international players to the club: Tawamba Kana from Cameroon, Marques de Souza Jhonnes from Brazil, Danijel Mjkic and Marko Perisic from Bosnia. Two of the four players will play in the Africa Cup series, he said.
Nayed also announced the establishment of Al-Ahli Football Academy. The vision for the academy, he said, was to develop young Libyan talent for the future of both the Ahli club and the Libyan national team. He added that the academy had contracted world class coaches for the academy who were fully licensed and accredited by FIFA.
Al Ahli has also partnered with a state-of-the-art training facility in Maribor, Slovenia, with first rate lodgings and practice and fitness facilities. The facility’s proximity to European football clubs in the same age categories will give the developing players the opportunity to compete against challenging teams, which is an important component of the training program itself, Nayed stated. [/restrict]