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Official: Ahmed Fathi signs for Qatari side Umm Salal from Al Ahly

Posted on August 21, 2014
Ahmed Fathi - Umm Salal

Photo: @mohamedelgazar4 (Twitter)

has signed a three-year contract with Umm Salal on a free transfer from , the Qatari club confirmed on Twitter.

Egypt international Ahmed Fathi has joined Qatari side Umm Salal on a three-year contract, reportedly worth $3 million (21.45 million EGP).

The 29-year-old right-back has had various offers since his return from London, following an unsuccessful trial at Arsenal.

The Cairo giants did offer Fathi a contract renewal, and he also had offers from Saudi Arabian Club Ittihad Jeddah, who had started negotiations with him in April, as well as from Nottingham Forest in England previously.

He chose to resume his football career in the Stars League however, where he will wear the number 24 as he did with Al Ahly, and joins recent signings Tuncay Şanlı of Turkey and former Arsenal striker Jérémie Aliadière.

Wael Gomaa, Al Ahly’s director of football has recently declared that negotiations with Ahmed Fathi were over, saying: “We will not beg him [Ahmed Fathi] to renew.”

Nevertheless, Ahmed Fathi maintains a respectable relationship with Al Ahly’s officials, following a seven-year spell with the Red Devils.


  1. El Pharao

    August 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Very nice move… Um salala is one off the best clubs in the world, can´t compare with Ahly or chelsea!

    • El Pharao

      August 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      sorry i meant Arsenal…. good luck ahmed!

  2. El Pharao

    August 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Forget English and Spanish league…Watch the game Um salala vs. Gharaka… the game of the century 😀 😀

  3. Money.. Money..Money

    August 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    GOLD DIGGER. And he just asked from Shawky Gharib to not be included in Kenya’s friendly; fearing any fans to come and chant against him, thought he went to Qatar as there were no fans in Egypt????????. What a hypocrite !!!!

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