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Koka to undergo new medical at Benfica


Egypt striker Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ is set to undergo another medical examination at SL Benfica this week.

The 22-year-old is on the verge of completing a move from Rio Ave to Benfica for  €1.5 million, upon which he would be joining the Portuguese giants on a five-year deal.

The Egyptian striker is to undergo a new medical test when he returns to Portugal from his holiday. Hassan would have already been announced as a Benfica player by now, but failed his first medical due to a ‘heart defect’. understands once Koka passes the medical, he will be loaned out to another European club.

Hassan leaves Rio Ave after a successful season scoring 15 goals in 35 games.

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at

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