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Official: Al-Ahly sign Egypt striker Abdel-Zaher

Posted on January 15, 2013

Al-Ahly have completed the signing of and Egypt international striker  on a four-and-half year deal, according to the club’s official website.

“Abdel-Zaher will wear the Shirt of Ahly during the next four years and he will start the team’s training on Tuesday,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

Ahly are believed to have spent  EGP 3.5 million for the Egypt international’s services, although the club did not disclose the transfer fee.

27-year-old Abdel-Zaher has been one of the ’s most prolific strikers over the past few seasons, finishing as the league’s joint top-scorer with Shikabala in the 2010-2011 season with 13 goals and also steering them to the Egyptian Cup title that same year.

Abdel-Zaher has nine Egypt caps to his name so far, scoring twice for the national team in friendlies against Australia and Kenya, but hasn’t featured since last April.

Abdel-Zaher told FilGoal, “I know that it won’t be easy for me because there are some decent strikers here like Emad Metab, Geddo and El-Sayed Hamdy, but I’m ready for the challenge.”

Al-Ahly are also reportedly closing in on Egypt international right wing-back Bassem Ali, with his agent claiming the deal is all but done.

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