Egypt’s Al Ahly football club reportedly signed Omar Alaa Mubarak to their youth team, Youm 7 reported. 

The news came on Sunday, just a day after the grandson of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, successfully passed the club's entrance tests. 

Alaa Mubarak, the former president's son was in attendance at the tryouts and posed for pictures with people on his way out. 

Speaking to Youm 7, the director of the youth team, Captain Amr Abu al-Majd, said that the 17-year-old showed remarkable skills at the tryouts. 

He officially began playing for the team on Sunday. 

Formed in 2000, Al Ahly's youth team is considered one of the most prestigious in the country.

Mixed reactions to the news on social media

Soon after the news began making headlines, people took to social media, sharing their thoughts on it. 

Their reactions so far? Pretty mixed:

Some people aren't too excited... to say the least


Others think it's all about "wasta"

"Nepotism has reached sports... this country is never going to move forward"

Some people believe Omar has got what it takes

"Regardless of who his father is, this kid is a brilliant player, people have been following him at games for a while."  

"If he has the talent, then why not?"

The Mubaraks have been making more public appearances in recent months

The Mubaraks have significantly increased their public appearances in the months after Hosni Mubarak's controversial release from prison earlier this year. 

While this has gone down well with supporters of the family, it really hasn't with millions who took part in Egypt's 2009 revolution.  

Alaa Mubarak makes an appearance at a local restaurant

"To everyone who's now rushing to take a picture with Alaa Mubarak... why did you revolt against him in the first place?"  

Jamal Mubarak attends a wedding earlier this year