Pyramids confirm signing of 2017 AFC Player of the Year Omar Khribin
Pyramids FC have confirmed the signing of Syrian international striker Omar Khribin from Saudi side Al Hilal on a six-month loan deal.
Khribin’s move was announced last September, however, the deal fell through, before Pyramids managed to acquire his signing, days before their highly anticipated game against Zamalek.
The 25-year-old played a crucial part in Syria’s impressive run in World Cup qualifying, and as a result, was named the 2017 AFC Asian Player of the Year for his combination of impressive goalscoring and playmaking ability.
Khribin has struggled for game time at Al Hilal this season, featuring just 119 minutes, failing to score or assist any goals.
The Syrian has started his career at hometown club Al Wahda, before moving to Damasucs, who loaned him to Iraqi sides Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and Al Minaa.
His career saw a turning point when he signed for Emirati side Al Dhafra, as his impressive performances for them saw him earning a move to Saudi giants Al Hilal in January 2017.
Since signing for Al Hilal, Khribin has made 47 appearances for them, scoring 28 goals while assisting nine. He managed to lift the Saudi league title twice, the 2017 Saudi Cup, as well as the 2019 Saudi Super Cup.
He will not have to be registered as a foreign player, as the EFA have ruled that Syrian and Palestinian players are treated as Egyptians.
Omar could make his debut for Pyramids when they face Zamalek on Thursday, January 25. Pyramids are currently second in the Egyptian Premier Leauge, while Zamalek sit top.
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