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Zamalek refuse to sell Mahmoud Kahraba following Ittihad Jeddah loan

Zamalek refuse to sell Mahmoud Kahraba following Ittihad Jeddah loan

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Egypt international winger  is set to stay at Zamalek following a two-year loan at Saudi side Ittihad Jeddah.

Kahraba joined Ittihad Jeddah on a one-year loan in 2016, but after some exceptional performances, which saw him score 16 goals in 20 league games, the club decided to extend his loan spell for a further year.

However, he failed to recapture his old form in his second spell, managing just six goals in 29 appearances, which made the Saudi club decide against offering him a permanent deal.

The 24-year-old announced his intentions to move to a European club after the World Cup, but Zamalek president Mortada Mansour has revealed that the club will refuse to sell him.

“Mahmoud Kahraba has been registered in Zamalek’s list for the upcoming season. He is staying at the club,” Mortada said.

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“We have no intentions of selling or loaning out Kahraba again,” he added.

Kahraba joined Zamalek in 2015 from ENPPI, making 39 appearances for them and scoring 14 goals as well as helping them win two consecutive Egypt Cup titles.

He had two short stints in Europe before, featuring for Swiss clubs FC Luzern and Grasshopper Zurich, before returning to ENPPI.

Kahraba has won 25 caps for Egypt and scored three international goals. He was part of the squad that took part in the 2018 World Cup, playing the three group games.

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