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Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed hangs up his boots
El-Sayed loyally served the Cairo giants for 17 years before spending his final season at Misr El-Maqassa, helping them to a fourth-placed domestic league finish.
“I decided to retire after I spent a year with Misr El-Maqassa and a long time serving Zamalek,” the former goaltender told kooora.com.
“I received many offers from [Egyptian] Premier League sides but I preferred to retire and end my career. I’ve done enough with my previous achievements and look forward to tending to my personal life,” he added.
Over the course of his lengthy career El-Sayed won 10 domestic titles and a handful of championships at the continental level, all with Zamalek. He also claimed individual accolades, including Best Goalkeeper in Africa in 2002 and Best Goalkeeper in Egypt in 2003.
El-Sayed is undecided about his post-retirement endeavors.
“I haven’t decided my next step in the world of football, whether administrative or coaching, but I plan to be back in one of these capacities at some point.”