Egypt Independent

Azaro becomes highest-scoring foreigner in a single Egyptian League season



We’ve been hearing constantly about Egyptian footballers’ achievements abroad, from Mohamed Salah to Mohamed ElNeny, Egyptians have won several awards and have proved themselves worthy. In the meantime, a non-Egyptian has been taking the Egyptian football league by storm. Ahly and Moroccan forward Walid Azaro scored in Ahly’s 1-0 victory over Wadi Degla on Tuesday, with the goal crowning Azaro as the highest-scoring foreigner in history in a single Egyptian League season.

With 18 goals under his wing, 22-year-old Azaro overtook Angolan striker Flavio as well as former Ismaili and Nigerian forward John Utaka, who both held the previous joint-record of 17 goals.

Utaka set his record in the 2000-01 season while Flavio achieved the same tally in 2006-07.

Successes for Azaro continue as his team are expected to be crowned champions for the 2017/18 season. Ahly currently holds the top spot with 82 points, with an impressive 22-point lead over second-placed Ismaily.

Azaro started his career with Adrar Souss in the third division of the Moroccan league. He participated in the final of CAF Champions League in 2017.