Zamalek striker Ahmed Hossam “Mido” is named in the 18-man squad for Monday’s Bani Sueif Telephones game in day-10 of the Egyptian Premier League in Arab Contractors stadium.
Coach Hassan Shehata depends on the 29-year-old former Ajax Amsterdam attacker to strengthen the White Castle’s frontline because he's short Amr Zaki, who boycotted the training for not receiving payment for over a year.
All of the Cairo-based club players have participated in the Sunday morning trainings, except defender Mahmoud Fathallah, who is undergoing rehabilitation after he sustained an injury during trainings last week.
The players’ morale is higher after the club’s elected Chairman Mamduh Abbas returned to his post. Galal Ibrahim had been appointed, but Mortada Mansour has dropped the case “for the sake of the club.”
Abbas promised to solve all of the club’s financial problems and mandated that all the players would get their payments on Monday.
The Whites are bidding for their first league title since 2004. They are seventh in the league table with 13 points, 9 behinds leaders Haras El-Hodoud and 4 behind archrivals that lie second.
Goalkeepers: Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed, Mahmoud Abdel-Rehim.
Defenders: Ahmed Samir, Sabry Rahil, Salah Soliman, Omar Gaber, Hany Said.
Midfielders: Ibrahim Salah, Ahmed El-Mirghany, Ahmed Hassan, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘ Shikaballa’, Said Mohamed, Alaa Ali.
Strikers: Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’, Razak Omotoyossi, Ahmed Gaafar, Hussein Hamdy, Ahmed El-Sayed Abdel-Qader
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