Egypt and Zamalek striker Ahmed Hossam “Mido” may be available to participate in his club next match in day 24 of the Egyptian Premier League against Ittihad Al-Shorta after solving the problem of his international license.
“The Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] agreed to send Mido’s permanent international license. He is now available for the coming domestic league matches,” a statement in the club’s official website said on Wednesday.
The nomadic striker, who has played with Tottenham, Roma and Marseille, decided last January to return to Egypt from English club Middlesbrough to play the last years of his career with his boyhood club, Zamalek.
The Pharaohs star hasn’t seen action since his return, as he wasn’t officially registered with the Cairo giants because of an administrative error on the part of both his club and the Egyptian football association (EFA) officials.
After FIFA rejected to solve the case, the experienced hitman lodged an appeal for the CAS to hand a temporary licence, but he received a permanent one.
The 28-year-old Mido will be a good boost for Zamalek’s front line in the stiff competition with arch rivals Ahly to clinch the league title. If Zamalek surpasses Ahly it will be their first league title win since 2004.