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Mohamed El-Gabbas rejoins Wadi Degla on free transfer

Mohamed El-Gabbas rejoins Wadi Degla on free transfer

Photo: Lierse SK

Former Egypt international Mohamed El-Gabbas has rejoined Wadi Degla after his contract with Belgian side Lierse SK expired.

The 30-year-old forward joined Lierse in July 2016 from Wadi Degla, making over 65 appearances and scoring nine goals as well as providing four assists in his second spell with them.

And now Wadi Degla has re-signed El-Gabbas on a free transfer, with the player putting pen to paper on a three-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2021.

El-Gabbas becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer after deals for Khaled Reda, Amr Saleh, and Mohamed Sherif.

El-Gabbas, who began his career with El-Masry, joined Newcastle United in 2005, but failed to impress and returned back to the Port Said-based club less than one year later.

Pharaohs abroad

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He spent three seasons with Al Masry, before joining Lierse SK in 2009, spending four seasons with them. His form saw him then earn a move to Swindon Town, but he found opportunities limited, making just 10 appearances.

He then moved to French side Arles, where he scored once in 12 games, before signing a two-year contract with Wadi Degla in 2014, scoring 17 goals and assisting six times in 64 appearances.

During his first spell with Wadi Degla, he helped them finish fifth in the Egyptian Premier League in two successive seasons [their best-ever league finish].

He also managed to win eight international caps for Egypt, making his debut against Rwanda in 2010 World Cup qualifiers and scored his only goal for the Pharaohs against Malawi in 2015.

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