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Shikabala shows up to rejoin boyhood club Zamalek

Shikabala has played in a number of sides during his career, most recently sporting Lisbon in Zamalek

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Apr 2015
Zamalek forward Mahmoud Abdel-Razek "Shikabala" (C) at Zamalek club in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, 26 April 2015 (Photo: Courtesy of Zamalek official website)

Forward Mahmoud Adbel-Razik 'Shikabla' returned to his boyhood club Zamalek on Sunday in accompaniment with board members to negotiate on rejoining the team.

"Shikabala, who plays in Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, arrived at the Zamalek club headquarters with board member Amr El-Ganainy, and ex-board members Medhat and Mohamed El-Adl, to negotiate his return during the transfer window," the club stated on their official website on Sunday, while also posting a few photos with the player in the club.

The 29-year-old midfielder, who left Zamalek to join Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon for a season on loan early 2014, has been out of action since September, after a dispute with his club.

The Aswan-born talent starred at Zamalek since 1996, catching the eyes of many with his skills and also inspiring the whites to win their last Egyptian League in 2004 and the Egypt Cup in 2008 and 2013.

He played for the Greek side PAOK between 2005 and 2007 and was loaned by Al-Wasl of UAE in the 2012-13 season.

He has played in the Egyptian National team since 2005, making a few appearances and was present when the Pharaohs won the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

The current Zamalek Chairman Mortada Mansour has a history of disputes with the player who has a reputation of being uncommitted and arrogant.

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