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Nana Poku: I will stay with Al Shabab and won’t return to Egypt

Nana Poku

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Misr El-Maqassa Nana Poku who is currently on loan to Al Shabab assured that he will not return to the Egyptian Premier League after his loan ends in June.

The Ghanaian striker and league top scorer joined Al Shabab during the January transfer window on loan from Maqassa for $400,000 with an option to buy the player after the end of the loan for $1,000,000.

“It will be hard for me to return to Misr El-Maqassa and play in the Egyptian League again. I will look for another place to continue my football career,” he told Emarat Alyoum. “My plans for the future includes either staying with Al Shabab or leaving to Europe. I wish of course to stay in the UAE for some time especially after I got accustomed to the atmosphere here both in terms of the club or the city that I live in.” he added.

The 24-year-old also said that one of the reasons why he will not think about returning to Egypt is because of the weak financial proposals he got from Egyptian clubs. “I received two offers from Egypt’s two poles Al Ahly and Zamalek, Maqassa officials welcomed the offers and were happy about them but I declined them because of their weak financials.”

Nana Poku first came to Egypt in 2014 playing for Ittihad El-Shorta. He was his team’s top scorer scoring 11 goals. Afterwards he moved to Misr El-Maqassa in 2015 on a three-year contract.

Regarding his start with Al Shabab, the player expressed his disappointment after his team was knocked out from the President’s Cup after losing to Emirates Club. “I didn’t want my start to be like that, we played a good game but luck wasn’t on our side. However, I came out of this game with a positive feeling because my new team will help me show my real potentials,” he added.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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