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OFFICIAL: El-Maqassa midfielder Ahmed El-Sheikh joins Al Ahly

Posted on July 29, 2015

Ahmed El Sheikh

have officially signed midfielder Ahmed El-Sheikh for a reported 8.5 million EGP.

After stiff competition with arch-rivals and newly-crowned league champions Zamalek, Al Ahly managed to reach an agreement with El-Maqassa, signing Ahmed El-Sheikh to a five-year-deal worth more than $1 million USD.

Zamalek were close to acquiring the services of El-Sheikh, but the 22-year-old later changed his mind and opting to join the Red Castle.

Earlier this month, Zamalek president  announced a deal was finalised, and El-Sheikh would be joining the Whites during the summer transfer window.

Misr El-Maqassa chairman Mohamed Abdel-Salam also confirmed El-Sheikh had previously signed contracts with Zamalek before choosing to move to Al Ahly.

El-Sheikh joined El-Maqassa last season after signing from Beni Suef. He played 20 games and scored 8 goals for the club in the Egyptian Premier League this season.

Sheikh is Al Ahly’s fifth signing this summer after John Antwi, Malick Evouna, Saleh Gomaa and Ahmed Fathi.


  1. Gameref

    July 30, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    I think Al Ahly needs at least one top defender if they want to become a huge CL contender again.

  2. Gameref

    July 30, 2015 at 3:50 AM

    I mean a CB

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