Goalkeeper Mahmoud Gennesh extends Zamalek contract

Ahram Online , Wednesday 21 Dec 2016

Zamalek keeper Gennesh (L) after signing the new contract (Photo: Zamalek's official website)

Zamalek's stand-in keeper Mahmoud Gennesh has officialy signed a new four-year contract with the team, the Cairo giants announced on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Gennesh had a bust-up with the club's management, with the keeper boycotting training sessions over being bumped from the starting line-up in favor of first-choice Ahmed El-Shennawi. The matter has since been resolved.

"Gennesh signed a new four-year contract after a meeting with Zamalek's vice president Ahmed Galal and board member Ahmed Mortada," the club said in a statement on its official website.

The 29-year old keeper played several games as a regular starter this season after El-Shennawi committed some costly mistakes in Zamalek's African Champions League campaign. El-Shennawi was held partly to blame for a stunning reverse in the first leg of the final, losing 3-0 to eventual league winners South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns.

On Monday, Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour announced a renewal of contracts for key duo: striker Bassem Morsi and midfielder Ibrahim Salah.

Zamalek currently lie fourth on the Egyptian league table with 28 points, 14 behind leaders Ahly who have played four matches more than they.

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