Al-Ahly club, which is playing its match today with Tunisian Esperance, in the African Champions League, played a major role in all of Egypt’s national battles and wars, and recorded its role from the records and texts of the minutes of its boards of directors.
Participation of Al-Ahly club in the Palestine war
The book “Al-Ahly Club” by sports critic Hassan El-Mestekawi reveals the role of Al-Ahly Club in the war effort, pointing out that the youth of Al-Ahly Club were at the forefront of volunteering to support the Arab armies in the Palestine war in 1948, and among them were martyrs and wounded, and the General Assembly of Al-Ahly Club decided Creating a memorial plaque for the members who were martyred in this war, and in the same year the General Assembly decided to honor the heroes of the Battle of Valuga.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, president of Al-Ahly Club
In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser announced his acceptance of the honorary presidency of Al-Ahly Club in appreciation of his patriotic role, which he played in supporting the revolution and training the fedayeen.
Participation of Al-Ahly Club in the Suez War
And when the signs of the Suez War and the tripartite aggression against Egypt began in 1956, the club’s board of directors held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, August 15, and prevented the practice of sports activity. A number of Al-Ahly Club members fell martyrs in the city of Port Said, and a match was held with Zamalek on November 23, 1956, and its revenues were allocated for the benefit of the victims of the aggression and the martyrs of Port Said.--
Al-Ahly Club stopped its sports activity within the position of all clubs after the defeat of 1967, and Al-Ahram newspaper wrote an article at the time entitled “Young Al-Ahly is ready for battle,” and it stated: “Yesterday, the first lessons were for the first group of club members, athletes and non-athletes, and it includes 300 members whose ages range from Between 10 and 35 years old, the lessons included physical fitness, defense, engagement and field skills, and each regiment will spend two weeks training.
Al-Ahly Club donated blood in the October War
Donations were collected in the name of Al-Ahly Club and its fans for the benefit of the war effort, as the public asked to donate blood in the midst of the October War in 1973, and eight thousand members submitted within twenty-four hours.
Donations were collected from club members of all kinds, from coaches, athletes, workers and employees, and the Al-Ahly Club Board of Directors determined the donations, and they were one pound from the working or affiliate member, fifty piasters from the university member, twenty-five piasters from the first-class sports member, and one pound from the coach.