Hani Mostafa, Al-Ahli star and former coach of the Egyptian national team, passed away today, Friday, at the age of 75 after a long battle with illness.
Sheriff Hani, the son of the deceased, announced the death of his father, writing through his personal account on the Facebook social network: “We belong to God and to Him we will return. God returned his pledge. My father is under God’s protection, we ask you to pray.”
Hani Mustafa was born in the Shubra district on 27 October 1947 and started his football career at the Ismailia School in the same area to join Al Ahly at the age of 14.
The defender was included in the youth ranks of Al Ahly until he rose to the first team at the age of 17 to start his journey in football, which has seen him achieve success in many championships.
Hani Mustafa retired from playing in 1976, took over the coaching of the Egypt youth team and led them to the final of the U-20 World Cup held in Australia in 1981.
He served as head coach of the Egyptian national team in 1988 alongside the late Fuad Sedki.
Hani Mostafa also worked as a director of football at Al Ahli in the eighties before going to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to work as a lecturer for many years.