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Łukasz Gikiewicz: Zamalek are one of the biggest clubs in Africa


Photo: Al Faisaly

Al Faisaly striker said that the Egyptian Premier League is one of the best leagues in Africa, amid interest from Cairo giants Zamalek.

Zamalek, who have recently appointed former Al Faisaly manager Nebojsa Jovovic as their head coach, are interested in signing the Al Faisaly striker Gikiewicz.

The White Castle’s representatives are reportedly in Amman to discuss with the Jordanian side the possibility of signing the Polish striker.

When asked about links with the White Knights, Gikiewicz said: “I want to play in the biggest competitions. I’m open to new challenges and I’m physically ready to play for five or six more seasons.”

“I believe it [The Egyptian Premier League] is one of the best leagues in Africa and they have two big clubs, Al Ahly and Zamalek. We’re very happy to beat Al Ahly twice in the Arab Club Championship last month,” the 29-year-old told

The Polish striker was part of Al Faisaly’s squad that reached the final of the 2017 Arab Club Championship held in Cairo last month after defeating Cairo giants Al Ahly twice in the tournament. They beat them 1-0 in the group stage opener before knocking them out of the semi-final with a 2-1 victory.

“I know that Zamalek are one of the biggest clubs in Africa and the Arab World. They’ve won the CAF Champions League five times,” he said.

He added that he knows of some Egyptian footballers, naming Egypt international winger Mohamed Salah who plays for Premier League side Liverpool.

The former Polish League champion, who joined Al Faisaly in the 2017 winter transfer window from Ratchaburi FC, has previously played in Thailand, Poland, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus.

Ahmed is a social media team member and news reporter at KingFut. In addition, he's a football coach at Elite International Soccer academy. Previously wrote for Outside of the Boot and a Business Administration student at Misr International University.

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