Al Ahly opened doors to their fourth official branch in Egypt as they continue to take their brand as Africa's biggest club to greater heights.
Last week the club's board of directors led by President Mahmoud El-Khatib inaugurated the Luxor branch, which is 650km from their main headquarters in Cairo.
Scroll through the gallery to see the jaw-dropping facilities of Al Ahly's new Luxor branch
The prestigious ceremony was a fitting opening to the 52 609 square meter property that holds a football field with a 5000-seater mini-stadium amongst a host of world-class facilities taking the sporting club to the next level.
With over 74% of Egyptians supporting the Red Devils that holds 18 sporting codes under the Al Ahly branding, the latest branch expands for their sporting endeavours and potential new members based in Luxor City.
Expansion of success
Apart from the newly launched Luxor base, this is the fourth branch after Al Jazira, the main HQ where Pitso Mosimane holds his first-team training sessions with the squad, Nasr City and Sheikh Zayed.
Meanwhile, the fifth branch is also under construction within the luxury spaces of New Cairo, which has been labelled the 'Fifth Settlement Branch.'
What's special about Luxor?
The City on the East Bank of the Nile River south of the North African state is famous for the ancient site of 'Thebes' which is said to have been the capital of the pharaohs during the height of their power.
Within the historic surroundings the R45-million investment has covered the following:
- Football stadium with a capacity of 5000 fans.
- Several arenas for the individual and sports teams.
- Olympic swimming pool.
- Indoor hall.
- Five-a-side pitches.
- Social building.
- Several arenas to serve the club's football, basketball, handball, and volleyball academies.
Did you know?
You can purchase a membership for Al Ahly and access all their branches facilities and roam around the area all day, eat at restaurants, have fun with the family and even watch the team train.
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