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Hull City bid for Ahly’s Gedo, Fathi

The English second-division side table a six-month loan offer for Ahly duo Gedo and Fathi

Karim Farouk, Saturday 19 Jan 2013
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Ahly's defender Ahmed Fathi (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)
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England’s Championship side Hull City have made a loan offer to sign Egypt and Ahly players Mohamed Nagy “Gedo” and Ahmed Fathi.

“Hull City offered a six-month loan deal for Gedo and Fathi, through one of their agents. The board is yet to hold a meeting to discuss the issue and take its final decision,” the head of Ahly's football department Hady Khashaba said on the club’s website on Saturday.

In-form Gedo has recently produced a string of fine performances with Ahly and Egypt alike. The 28-year old striker is reportedly on the radar of Greek side Panathinaikos.

Versatile wing-back Fathi, 28, is Egypt’s most consistent player and has been named in Africa’s best XI in 2012 by the technical committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Hull City are fighting for an automatic qualification for the Premier League as they are third of the table with 50 points, seven adrift of leaders Cardiff City.

The Chairman of Hull City, Egyptian businessman Assem Allam, has visited Ahly last summer and agreed on a partnership between both clubs.

However, the Red Devils may turn down the offer as the Egyptian Premier League might resume next February after a year-long break following the Port Said disaster that left more than 70 dead and hundreds injured.

Former Zamalek striker Amr Zaki and Egypt winger Ahmed Elmohamady had loan spells with Hull during the past few years.

 “The Football committee will meet in the next few days to finalise all these issues and notify the board,” Khashaba concluded.

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