Rabat - Since his transfer to Egypt’s Al Ahly last summer, Azarou has shown the full extent of his talent as a scorer.
Rabat – Since his transfer to Egypt’s Al Ahly last summer, Azarou has shown the full extent of his talent as a scorer.
Moroccan Walid Azarou is the officially the highest-scoring foreigner in a single Egyptian season.
The 22-year-old scored his latest goal on Tuesday against Wadi Degla team, raising his scoring total to 18 goals.
A native of Ait Melloul, Azarou began his career with the Adrar Souss club in the highest division of the Moroccan amateur league. This season, Azarou has outscored both the Angolan striker Flávio da Silva Amado and the Nigerian striker John Utaka, who previously held the record of 17 goals.
The well-known Egyptian club, Al Ahly, signed the international player with a four-year contract estimated at USD 1.4 million. In previous interviews, the Azarou extolled the ease his integration into Al Ahly SC squad due to the hospitality of his colleagues.
Before joining Al Ahly in 2017, Walid Azarou played for Difaa El Jadidi for a two-year period.
He also participated in the final of the CAF Champions League, representing Morocco’s Atlas Lions, in 2017.
Azarou made his debut with the national team on March 24, 2017, as part of a friendly game against Burkina Faso, which resulted in 2-0 victory for the Lions. It remains to be seen if the scoring powerhouse will join the national team for the World Cup in June.