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Egypt's Zamalek continue rebuilding, sign two new players

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 9 Jun 2015
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Zamalek have officially signed Masry's left back Mohamed Adel Gomaa for a five-year contract, the club announced late on Monday.

Zamalek said that Egypt's Olympic team star Gomaa joined the club for LE3 million ($392,000).         

"I am happy to join Zamalek and I am ready to cover the absence of Mohamed Abdel-Shafy," Gomaa was quoted as saying by Zamalek's official website.

Zamalek have recently agreed to a lucrative $2.8 million offer from Jeddah-based club Ahli to sign left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafi on a permanent basis.

Also on Monday, the Cairo giants signed rookie striker Mohamed Ibrahim Mekawy, who currently plays for second division club Mansoura, without disclosing any details.

The 18-year-old Mekawy is widely regarded as the first choice striker for the Egyptian youth national team.

Gomaa and Mekawy are the latest signings by Zamalek for the new season as the club recently re-signed former forward Mohamed Ibrahim after he ended a brief stint with Portuguese side Maritimo.

Zamalek are closing in on winning their first Egyptian Premier League since 2004 as they lead the table with 70 points, nine points ahead of title-holders Ahly.

Earlier this week, Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour said that the Whites will be boosted by 17 new signings amid preparations for the new season.

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