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Defender Said extends Zamalek contract, moves to Oman on loan

Zamalek defender Hani Said completes a six-month loan move to Omani side Dhofar after agreeing to extend his contract with the Cairo club

Ahram Online, Tuesday 18 Dec 2012
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Zamalek's defender Hani Said (Photo: Bassam El-Zoghby)
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Defender Hani Said has reached an agreement with Zamalek to extend his contract for one year but opted to join Omani side Dhofar on a short-term loan deal in January.

Said, a regular member of Zamalek's backline, has penned a six-month loan deal with Dhofar.

“I am really sad to leave the club and my teammates for six months,” Said told reporters after meeting the Omani club representatives.

“I will return to my club soon and I hope I will make a good impression in Oman to honour Zamalek,” he added.

“League stoppage in Egypt is the main reason for accepting the Omani offer.”

The Egyptian Premier League has been suspended since February's Port Said crowd riots following a game between Masry and Ahly that left over 70 fans killed.

Said moved to Zamalek from Masry in the summer of 2011 and quickly established himself as a key player.

Dhofar are currently led by Egyptian manager Mokhtar Mokhtar, former coach of Egyptian sides ENPPI, Masry and Petrojet who caught the eyes of Dhofar officials after helping Omani side Al-Oruba finish third in the domestic league last season.

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