Kahraba joins Turkey's Hatayspor on loan after disappointing Ahly spell

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Jan 2022

Ahly winger Mahmoud Kahraba sealed a loan move to Turkish Super Lig side Hatayspor, the Egyptian giants announced on Sunday, after he failed to hold down a regular place at the club.

Mahmoud Kahraba

Kahraba, an ex-winger of Ahly's nemesis Zamalek, moved to the Red Devils from Portugal's Desportivo Aves in January 2020 amid much fanfare but could not live up to his billing after some below-par displays and disciplinary problems.

Ahly said on their official social media accounts that Kahraba had joined Hatayspor on a six-month loan deal with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season. No transfer fees were disclosed.

Kahraba's near two-year stint with Ahly was marred by several off-pitch problems.

In March last year, he was handed a one-month suspension by the club for protesting a decision by coach Pitso Mosimane to start him on the bench in an Egyptian Premier League game.

The 27-year-old joined Ahly on a free transfer in January 2020 after terminating his contract with Desportivo Aves.

Seven months later, he was hit with a $2 million fine by world governing body FIFA for breaching his contract with Zamalek to join Aves in the summer of 2019.

He was also banned for 10 matches by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) in February 2020 after being involved in an altercation with several Zamalek players during a bad-tempered Egyptian Super Cup game that took place in the United Arab Emirates.

And in September of the same year, Kahraba was handed an EGP 1 million fine ($63,800) by Ahly following a training ground bust-up with the team's goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi.

Kahraba scored 17 goals and provided nine assists in 62 appearances with Ahly, winning with the club an Egyptian Premier League title, an Egypt Cup and two back-to-back African Champions League crowns.

He has played a bit-part role this season, having only made two Champions League appearances. He hasn't featured in any league game this term.

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