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Former Zamalek and Wigan hitman Amr Zaki announced he will be flying to the USA to join the LA Galaxy on a two-year deal on Tuesday – April Fools!
Egypt international Amr Zaki, who turned 30 today, decided to pull an early April Fools’ Day prank via his official Twitter account claiming to be off to America the day after tomorrow to join the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he would have linked-up with the likes of Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.
Amr Zaki announced that his proclaimed move to LA Galaxy was an April Fools’ Day prank an hour after tweeting the above.
The former Zamalek star was denied a return to the Whites by club chairman Mamdouh Abbas in January due to the bulldozer’s heavy wages, while also pulling a U-turn on his move back to ENPPI in the Egyptian Premier League days after claiming to sign on a two-and-a-half year deal.
Zaki was undoubtedly one of Egypt’s top strikers, especially when the El-Mansoura graduate was at the peak of his career on loan to Wigan Athletic in 2008, where he was the English Premier League top goalscorer for a large portion of the season with 10 goals.
Like many Egyptians abroad, professionalism was a major issue for Zaki, with the Egyptian striker failing to return back from international duty to Wigan on numerous occasions, leading to the fall of the Bulldozer.
Zaki guided ENPPI to the 2005 Egypt Cup title during his two years at the club, before moving to Zamalek in 2006 following a short stint with Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia.