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Mokhtar brothers join Portuguese club Feirense

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Posted on September 2, 2014
Mokhtar brothers

Mokhtar brothers: Amr (left) & Ahmed (right)

Mokhtar brothers Ahmed and Amr have signed for Portuguese second division side CD Feirense, the club’s official website confirmed.

, 19, who signed for Gil Vicente from ENPPI and received the award for the club’s ‘Best Junior Player’ last season, and , 21, who was at third division side AD Oliveirense, have joined Segunda Liga side Feirense on transfer deadline day.

Centre-back Amr scored four goals for Gil’s U-19 team last season and helped the club defeat Boavista in the Portuguese youth league final.

Meanwhile Ahmed, a striker, didn’t get the chance to impress for Oliveirense, as he was sidelined for the majority of the season with a knee injury.

The duo have both represented Egypt’s U-20 national team, and the older brother, Ahmed, was just ruled out of the squad for the African Youth Championship and the U-20 World Cup last year due to an injury.

In an interview with KingFut.com, Amr mentioned his dream to one day play in the English Premier League: “My long term goal is becoming a player in the national team and playing in the English Premier League, specifically .”

Feirense were relegated from the Primeira Liga during the 2011/2012 season, and the young Egyptian brothers are hoping to help the side achieve promotion this season.

It won’t be an easy task, however, as the Santa Maria da Feira-based side are currently bottom of the table with one point from five games.

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