One of the most decorated players in the history of African football has left his boyhood club Al Ahly, after spending almost two decades at the Red Devils.
The Cairo born midfielder was a true one-club man. After playing in their academy as a youth, Ashour was promoted to the first team in the 2003-2004 season. For the next 16 seasons the midfielder was a staple of the Al Ahly teams that dominated Egyptian and African competitions.
Ashour was appointed club captain in his thirteenth year with Al Ahly. He captained the Red Devils to their first trophy as captain in January 2018 in a 1–0 victory over Al Masry in the 2017 Egyptian Super Cup.
Ashour won 37 trophies with the Red Devils: including 13 Egyptian Premier League titles and 5 CAF Champions Leagues.
Earlier in the season Ashour confirmed that he would not renew his contract with his boyhood club.
Currently 34, Ashour is now likely to sign for Alexandria side Al Ittihad.
Ittihad of Alexandria director of football Ibrahim Hassan has revealed that talks with the former Al Ahly captain are in an advanced stage.
This comes after Al Ahly director of football Sayed Abdel-Hafiz announced the club’s relationship with Ashour has come to an end.
The 34-year-old was advised by Al Ahly to hang up his boots at the end of the season to finish his career on a high. The club had promised Ashour that a testimonial game would be held for the midfielder while also offering him a deal with Al Ahly’s TV channel as a pundit.