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Zamalek forward Ahmed Eid may leave his favourite club

Zamalek are reportedly considering dropping nine players, including international attacking midfielder Ahmed Eid

Eslam Omar , Tuesday 4 Aug 2015
Zamalek striker Ahmed Eid
Ahly's Emad Metab and Hossam Ashour fighting for the ball against Zamalek striker Ahmed Eid (Photo: Ahmed Hassan)
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Zamalek's attacking midfielder Ahmed Eid has stated that he may leave the club, despite his desire to stay.

"It's not my decision. There will be a meeting with the board on Tuesday to negotiate my future with the club. And come what may, I will always be a supporter of this great entity [Zamalek] whether as a player or a fan," the 35-year-old said during his club's crowning as champions of the Egyptian Premier League on Monday.

"If I thought that I had nothing to deliver for the team I would be the first one to say I should retire, but the truth is that I see myself as capable of playing. I hope I can serve Zamalek, but if not, I will play in another club but keep supporting Zamalek," Eid added.

Zamalek were handed their 12th league trophy, their first since 2004, on Monday after ending the longest Egyptian season at the top with 87 points, eight ahead of arch-rivals Ahly who dominated the tournament during the last decade, winning eight successive titles, while two tournaments were cancelled due to security troubles.

Eid is a former Haras El-Hodoud star who inspired the club to win the Egypt Cup in 2009 and 2010, and the Super Cup in 2010.

This is his first ever league trophy, although he previously won two Egypt Cups with Zamalek in 2013 and 2014.

He also starred with the Pharaohs, including during the 2006 and the 2010 African Cup of Nations, which Egypt won.

Zamalek have already signed eight new players this season, including two promising players in Eid's position: Mohamed Ibrahim and Mahmoud "Kahraba" Abdel-Moneim.

Eid is among a long list of players who are potentially being dropped, including Khaled Kamar, Ahmed Ali, Abdoulaye Cisse, Youssef Obama, Mohamed Abdel-Megid, Mohamed Shaaban, Ahmed Samir and Saleh Moussa.

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