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Official: Karim Hafez joins Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia on loan from Lierse

Karim Hafez Lierse SK
Egyptian youngster has joined AC Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus on a season-long loan from .

The Cypriot first division club announced on their official website that they have reached an agreement with Lierse to sign the Egyptian international left-back on loan after he passed his medical successfully.

AC Omonia currently sit in seventh place on the league table, after collecting three points from two games.

Earlier last month, Hafez was close to joining eleven-time Greek champions AEK Athens on a season-long loan, however, the move collapsed due to a couple of disagreements between the two clubs regarding a series of clauses in the contract.

The Wadi Degla product made his debut for Lierse’s senior side in 2014. He scored three goals in 25 appearances with the Belgian team, who were relegated last season from the Belgian top flight following a tough relegation playoff series.

The 19-year-old was given his first national team call up by Egypt’s manager Héctor Cúper in May, before making his debut for the Pharaohs in a 2-1 friendly win against Malawi on 8 June.

Editor-in-Chief at Pursuing a master's degree in sport policy, management and international development at the University of Edinburgh.

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