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Egypt striker Mido happy to play football again

Mido plays for Barnsley youth team in first appearance since suffering a serious hamstring injury during preseason training in August

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 23 Oct 2012
Barnsley striker Mido
Barnsley striker Mido (Photo: barnsleyfc.co.uk)
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Egypt forward Ahmed Hossam “Mido” has made his first appearance with English championship side Barnsley since he picked up a serious injury during preseason training in August.

The 29-year-old scored a penalty for the youth team against Huddersfield Town on Monday in a match that ended 2-1.

“I played 70 minutes today in my first game back from injury. Good feeling to be playing football again,” Mido said via Twitter after the match.

The nomadic player, who left his boyhood club Zamalek after falling out with the chairman over unpaid wages, has recovered from a serious hamstring tear and is expected to return to the first team squad soon.

Mido said that he would play another game with the Under-21s on Saturday before a decision is made on his return to the first team squad.

The former Middleborough, Wigan and West Ham forward started his career abroad with Belgian side Ghent in 2000 and also played for Ajax (the Netherlands), Marseille (France), Celta Vigo (Spain) and Tottenham (England).

He made his debut for the Egyptian national team in 2001, scoring 20 goals in 51 appearances.

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