Bring Al-Ahly SC Back in FIFA 18
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The FIFA football/soccer game series has long been home to the most illustrious clubs in the world, with one notable absentee: Al-Ahly SC of Egypt. Not since FIFA 2000 has this great club been available to play as in the game.
Their omission is all the more startling when one considers that they are far and away the best team in not only Egypt, but Africa, with a record 8 CAF Champions League titles. Named the 'Club of the Century' in 2000, they are also Africa's 2nd oldest club.
Internationally they hold their own, placing 2nd (behind only Real Madrid and tied with Barcelona) for number of international titles won. Their pedigree is undeniable.
Furthermore, they are the most supported team in the Arab speaking world, with a fan base in excess of 30 million. It's startling that these fans are not afforded the representation of the club which they are so passionate about.
Currently Africa only has 2 clubs representing it in FIFA: Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, both hailing from South Africa. In an era of FIFA where further regions are being added to the game (such as China), it only makes sense that the shift to include African clubs starts with the inclusion of its veritable champions.
FIFA doesn't even need to include the entire Egyptian Premier League, merely Al-Ahly. The only stumbling block appears to be the issue of licensing of players/club. This shouldn't be too big an obstacle to overcome considering that the Egyptian national team is already in the game, which comprises a large majority of Ahly players already.
The groundwork is all there, EA just needs to be shown that there is overwhelming demand for such a prestigious club's inclusion, and it cannot be delayed any longer. FIFA 18 can change all of that.
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