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Egyptian midfielder Omar Elhussieny to join Indian giants Mohun Bagan

Mohun Bagan Omar Elhussieny

Egyptian player is set to join Indian giants and one of the oldest clubs in Asia  for the upcoming I-League season.

Omar Elhussieny, an attacking midfielder who can also play as a striker, started his career at Egyptian club El Sharkia Dokhan. He left Egypt and headed to Tallinn, Estonia in 2014 to join FCI Levadia where he stayed there for two years, featuring for the club in the UEFA Champions League.

The player managed to win the Estonian league, A. Le Coq Premium Liiga, in 2014 in addition to the Estonian Cup in the same year. In 2015 he was also able to win the Estonian Super Cup.

In 2016 he joined Liga 1 Indonesian side Persela Lamongan in a free transfer but left a few months later to return to Estonia to join Paide Linnameeskond.

Elhussieny’s last club was Malta’s Zejtun Corinthians FC which he left in July 2018 and now the 32-year-old Egyptian will be starting a new spell in India.

“The player will come to Kolkata and shall undergo a complete medical and physical fitness test. During this time the head coach Shankarlal Chakraborty will observe him and after the successful conclusion of tests, we will sign him,” the club announced.

Elhussiney will be the fifth foreign player in the team’s squad if signed joining Cameroonian Dipanda Dicka, Ugandan Henry Kisekka, Nigerian Eze Kingsley and Japanese Yuta Kinowaki.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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