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Burkinabé forward Issouf Ouattara joins Al Masry

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Burkina Faso international Issouf Ouattara has joined Al Masry from Wadi Degla on a three-and-a-half year deal, the Port Said-based club announced.

Ouattara joins Al Masry for EGP 3m along with sending Ahmed Salem Safy and Ahmed Eid Abdel-Malek the other way as part of the deal. Safy moves to Degla on a permanent deal while Abdel-Malek joins on loan for six months.

The Burkinabé international joined Degla on a free transfer in the summer transfer window after terminating his contract with Cyprus’ Ermis Aradippou.

Ouattara,29, has played league football in Portugal, France, Bulgaria, Libya, and Cyprus. He represented Portuguese sides União Leiria and Trofense, France’s Nîmes Olympique, Chernomorets Burgas of Bulgaria, Libya’s Al-Nasr Benghazi, and Ermis Aradippou.

He has also represented the Stallions nine times, scoring once against Seychelles in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, which finished in a 4-1 win to Burkina Faso.

The Burkinabé forward scored five goals in 15 league appearances with Degla, who currently sit 15th on the league table. He’ll now join third-placed Al Masry who have 30 points, seven away from leaders Ismaily after 16 league games.

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