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Some Egyptian players want to play in UAE, says Zidan

Bany Yas' Egyptian forward Mohamad Zidan reveals that some Egyptian players want to play in the United Arab Emirates due to ongoing stoppage of domestic football

Mohamad Mosselhi , Wednesday 21 Nov 2012
Mohamed Zidan
Egyptian forward Mohamed Zidan
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Mohamad Zidan said on Wednesday that some Egyptian national team players have contacted him to enquire about the possibility of playing in the United Arab Emirates due to uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Egyptian Premier League.

The Egyptian league has been suspended since  February's Port Said disaster, which left more than 70 Ahly fans killed after crowd riot following the end of an ill-tempered game against Masry.

Although Egyptian authorities said more than once that domestic football will resume soon, there are no signs that could happen anytime soon, given security concerns in a country that witnesses frequent protests.

"Several players asked me about the UAE league and expressed their desire to play here, " Egyptian forward Zidan, who plays for Bani Yas in the UAE, told Emirati paper Al-Bayan.

"I advised them to come here if they got any offers," he added.

Zidan, who joined Bani Yas last summer after spending 12 years in Europe, said he has no regrets over ending his European career.

"I am so happy here," the 30-year-old concluded.

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