On the second day of last July, Coca-Cola defeated Arsenal by an unanswered goal, enough of a goal to confirm its promotion to the Premier League for the first time in its history.
Coca-Cola became the 74th club to join the Premier League.
At the time, Coca-Cola’s coach at the time, when asked what he thought of what Cristiano Ronaldo was doing by removing Coca-Cola bottles from press conferences at Euro 2020, said with a laugh, “We took it as a joke, but we responded on the pitch and we won the Premier League. We went to.”
Regarding the new season, “After a 3-week hiatus after the end of last season, we returned to training from the beginning of August and all the players showed very good technical condition in training.”
As for the deals, “I’m confident in the team’s ability to perform well next season and we won’t be taking on too many players, we’ll be contracting based on positions we need to strengthen and at minimum limits, and we have players that can do that. Playing in the Premier League.”
However, Tamer Mostafa and the entire Coca-Cola club did not realize that after several weeks of preparations for the new season, the fate of the team would change completely and radically.
On the second day of last September, Future Sports Investment Company announced that Coca-Cola Club was officially acquired and renamed.
Thus, a brand new phase started. From the goal of staying in the league and not being relegated, the aim of the team was to get to an advanced position in the league and why not be in the golden square.
Coca-Cola Club was founded in Cairo in 2011 and was promoted to the second division in the 2016-2017 season.
His most notable achievement before promotion to the second division was fourth place twice.
He was behind in the upcoming Premier League standings, but as his former coach said, he turned everything around and has the success of the 28th Round promotion just two weeks before the end of the season.
Four consecutive victories caused him to pass his inner opponent, rise to the top and tighten his grip on him to secure the Premier League qualification, two points ahead of his opponent.
Future signed 22 deals in the transfer market last summer, including players from Al-Ahly and Zamalek, international players and the Tunisian League’s top scorer.
Future agreements were as follows:
Ayman Sfaxi from Etoile du Sahel, Omar Fathi “Saviola” from Enppi, Arabi Badr, Nasser Maher, Mohamed Abdel Moneim, Marwan Mohsen, Saad Samir, Karim Walid “Nedved” and Mustafa El-Badry, Faris from Al-Ahly Tarek, Ahmed Al-Masry’s Refaat, Zamalek’s Omar Kamal Abdel-Wahed and Mahmoud Abdel-Rahim “Gansh” and military production’s Ghannam Mohamed and El Gouna’s Joseph Nguyim.
That’s in addition to Tariq Taha and Mohamed Farouk of Pyramids, Mahmoud Shaaban of Al Ittihad from Alexandria, Ahmed Atef of Wadi Degla and Ghana league top scorer Diawisi Taylor of Karila United.
Future surprised everyone by appointing Ali Maher of Al-Masry to lead the team’s journey for the new season.
Ali Maher will reunite with former Al-Masry players Ahmed Refaat and Omar Kamal Abdel Wahed, who have directly contributed to Confederation qualification.
The 47-year-old will be the manager’s fifth experience in the league, after Pyramid “previous Al-Assiouty Sport”, Smouha, Enppi and Al-Masry.
Ali Maher’s most notable achievements were his ninth place finish with Al-Asyouty in his first season of the league and qualifying for the semi-finals of the Egyptian Cup after Al-Ahly was excluded at the time.
With Smouha and Enppi, Ali Maher did not last long, and the two experiments were not successful.
At Al-Masry, however, Ali Maher returned to his brilliance and led him to the Confederation, finishing fifth on the leaderboard with 50 points, five points behind third Pyramids and four points from fourth Smouha.
Ali Maher prefers to rely on the 4-2-3-1 method and sometimes alternates between 4-3-3 and 4-4-2.
Choosing the star of the team will be tough given the big new deals.
But the team has a battalion star-studded with great experience in the league’s ranks and even crowning it before.
In the Tunisian and Ghana leagues, besides the youth, Saad Samir, Jensh and Marwan Mohsen have the top scorers of Nasser Maher and Mustafa Al-Badri.
The most important test for Ali Maher will be how he can adapt this large group of players in a short time as he prepares for the new season.
Teams that have reached many deals have suffered from the always strongly confounding results in the first round, and some even suffered from approaching relegation without finally surviving.
Therefore, the most obvious goal will be to reserve a spot in the Golden Square, but in light of the expected and traditional rivalry from Al-Ahly and Zamalek, there are Pyramids, Smouha, Alexandria Al-Ittihad, Al-Masry and Farco. waiting for the competition.
In light of these transactions, the expected position could be between the third or fourth and the seventh or eighth.