Ahly secure five signings for Mosimane

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Al Ahly has officially closed their cheque book ahead of the 2021/22 season after securing five new signings to bolster head coach Pitso Mosimane's squad.

Mosimane has been shown a new sign of faith by the club's board with the new additions to improve squad depth. While also adding three high-profile attackers in the form of Percy Tau, Luís Miquissone and Hossam Hassan.

The Red Devil's lack of goals up-front, with perhaps an overreliance on Egyptian Premier League Golden Boot winner Mohamed Sherrif has seemingly now been addressed to compete on all fronts in the upcoming campaign.

While Tau and Miquissone's pedigree in CAF continental competitions has been well documented, the 27-year Hassan arrives as the record scorer of Smouha.

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"The summer signings are now over, the preparation period for the new season is about to start," the club's contracts director Amr Tawfik told the club's media this week.

Mosimane returned to Cairo this week after a short holiday period to begin their preparations and decide with the technical team which players will be retained and who will go out on loan.

The likes of Aliou Badji, Walter Bwalya and Ramadan Beckham have already been shipped out on season-long deals to Amiens, Yeni Malatyaspor and Smouha respectively.

Some of their brightest prospects on the fringes of the first team are now being considered for European loan moves in a bid to gain more experience before challenging for a spot in the first team.

Tawfik who revealed that Tau was one of the hardest transfers to secure, also touched on the arrival of the Mozambique international Miquissone who joined the club in a reported R18m switch from Simba SC.

"Miquissone was coached by Mosimane in Sundowns, he then left for Simba and developed even further, he plays with both feet and I am sure he will he will be a great addition to the team."

The Red Devils start their new season with the Egypt Super Cup final against Tala'ea El Gaish on Tuesday, 21 September.