Pitso Mosimane: Amr Gamal reminds me of Eric Cantona
Gamal, who was named Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament, is currently on loan at Finland’s HJK Helsinki from Al Ahly, making 13 appearances for the Finnish giants, but is yet to score for them.
The 26-year-old is still unsure whether he will return to Al Ahly when his loan deal expires, and Misomane refused to rule out a possible move for the ex-Bidvest frontman, praising his spirit and mentality.
The Sundowns’ manager showed interest in the Egyptian in spite of his unsuccessful loan spell at Bidvest Wits, where he made only 13 league appearances, before cutting his loan short.
“We’ll see, he is a good player, you have to manage him well,” Mosimane told Phakaaathi.
“He is North African, you know the mentality, you saw the fights with him and Gavin (Hunt). He reminds me of Eric Cantona… and if you have a player like that you have to accept the way he is and make sure the team also love to be seeing him,” he added.
Amr Gamal has played only 329 minutes with the Bidvest Wits, where he managed to help the team lift the Telkom Knockout Cup, scoring three goals as well as assisting the winning goal against Bloemfontein Celtic in the final.
The player’s little game time is no issue for the Sundowns’ manager as he is keen on signing the player only if the team accepts him.
“If the team can accept him, he is the kind of player we have to look at. But otherwise… maybe not. It is the team chemistry… You can sign good players but you must make them play together,” he concluded.
Amr Gamal was left out of Hector Cuper’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup, despite playing five qualifiers, including the decisive one against Uganda.
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