Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ joins Olympiacos
Egypt international striker Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ has joined Greek giants Olympiacos on a season long loan from Sporting Braga, where Koka has played since joining in 2015.
At this point, the move comes as little of a surprise as Olympiacos have been strongly linked with a move for Koka for several weeks. However, the move also represents Koka’s first senior transfer outside Portugal where he has played since moving from Al Ahly’s youth academy in 2011.
During his time in Portugal, Koka scored 56 goals in 197 games, however he had a better strike rate at his previous club Rio Ave. The silver lining to that news is that at Olympiacos he will reunite with his Rio Ave manager, Pedro Martins. According to reports, Ahmed Hassan has been Martins’ number one target this summer and the Portuguese manager is so keen on signing him.
He will also become the fourth Egyptian in the Greek league after PAOK’s Amr Warda, and Zamalek loanees Bassem Morsi and Shikabala, who are at AEL Larissa and Apollon Smyrni respectively.
They will take part in the Europa League this season, where they will face Premier League side Burnley in the Play-off round on the 23rd and 30th of August.
Koka’s league debut may come against Levadiakos on August 26th at 8:30PM Egyptian time.
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