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Official: Former Wigan striker Zaki signs for Lebanese side Al-Ahed

Posted on August 16, 2014
Amr Zaki signs Wigan

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Egyptian striker has signed a one-year contract with Lebanese side on Friday, the player announced.

The former and Wigan hitman Zaki has confirmed his move to the Beirut side on a one-year deal, as previously reported on

Zaki, known as the ‘Bulldozer’, has been out of action since terminating his contract with Kuwaiti side Al-Salmiya in December, before joining Moroccan club Raja Casablanca a month later – where he was then released without playing an official match.

The 2013 FIFA Club World Cup runners up Raja decided to terminate the international’s contract after he underwent a surgery in Germany without the permission of the club.

Zaki will now be defending the colours of Lebanese club Al-Ahed, managed by Egyptian coach Abdel-Aziz ‘Zizo’ Abdel-Shafy – who previously led Egyptian giants on a short spell – after joining on a free transfer.

The Mansoura graduate was at the peak of his career when he was on loan at Wigan Athletic in 2008, where he was the English Premier League’s top goalscorer for the first half of the season with 10 goals.

Zaki had unsuccessful spells with Hull City and then in Turkey with Elazığspor prior to joining Al-Salmiya, where he failed to score in eight matches before terminating his contract.


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