Former Ahly midfielder Shabana moves to India, scores on debut
Former Al Ahly midfielder Abdelhamid Shabana recently signed for Churchill Brothers in India and scored on his debut last Thursday.
Abdelhamid Shabana, 28, who signed for Churchill Brothers along with Syrian duo Yaser Shahen (striker) and Naser Al Sebai (defender) last week, opened his account on his debut in the I-League to help the Indian champions claim their first three points of the season in a 3-2 win over Sporting Clube de Goa on Thursday.
The once highly-rated Egyptian youth international converted the first chance of the match as he steered home a cross from the right after just two minutes. He also created a host of other chances in the first half and was denied a second goal due to a foul committed.
Shabana, who was released by Al Ahly last summer following a loan spell with Telephonat Beni Suef, decided to move to India following the recurring football stoppage in Egypt.
– Thanks to Ahmad Matar