Ahmed Belhaj, the Aswan player, revealed that he did not hesitate to accept the offer of Zahrat Al-Janoub last summer, and aims to participate in the Moroccan national team shirt in the 2026 World Cup.
Ahmed Belhadj, the Aswan player, attracted attention in his first season in the Egyptian league, as he made 7 goals and scored a brace in the first 13 rounds of the competition.
And Belhadj, the Aswan player, said to FilGoal.com: “I played all my career in Spain, and I moved to Andorra from the second division, where they contacted me from Andorra and made a good financial offer for me, and playing in the league would have allowed me to participate in the Champions League and I was right.”
He added, “After the end of the season in Andorra, my agent offered me this opportunity in Egypt, which I did not hesitate for a second to continue growing professionally and playing in the Egyptian first division.”
And he continued, “My experience in Aswan Club is very good, as I see a very professional club with a set of high goals, and this makes the daily motivation in training and matches very high, because competition requires a lot. I am very happy to work daily with this club that is growing day by day.”
And he added, “Playing in the Egyptian League, as I said, is a professional challenge for me. The competition between teams is high and the level of daily requirements is high. It is very important that you have very good physical and mental preparations, because they play a very important role for every player.”
Regarding Morocco’s performance in the World Cup, he replied, “A very big surprise, a joy for the entire country and the entire Arab world. If you work and believe that everything is possible, you will reach what you want. In fact, the Moroccan national team made us very happy.”
And he added, “I would like to be able to participate in the next World Cup, defending the Moroccan jersey, and I will continue to work hard to achieve this. As for political issues between Morocco and Algeria, I prefer not to talk.”
He concluded, “My ambitions during the remainder of the season are to maintain the highest level of the team and the individual level for me, because in the end, good individual work will always help the team and vice versa. I want my team to reach the top and go game after game in order to win.”
The 25-year-old right-winger joined Aswan on a free transfer from Inter Club Descaldes of Andorra, after he won the League and Super Cup titles with the team last season.
Belhaj went through more than one experience in the Spanish stadiums with the shirts of Cornella, Deportivo Aragon and Orihuela clubs.
Belhadj has never represented the Moroccan national team in its various Sunni categories.
Aswan is preparing to face the Arab Contractors in the 14th round of the Egyptian League.
Zahrat Al-Janoub ranks ninth, with 17 points, after 13 rounds have passed in the Egyptian league standings.