Egypt midfielder Abd-Rabou extends Ismaily stay

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 6 Aug 2014

The veteran midfielder to stay with the Dervishes until 2017 after settling the financial issues with the club board

Egypt
File photo: Egypt's Hosni Abd Rabbou (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou has reached an agreement to sign a new 3-year contract with Ismaily that will tie him to the coastal club until 2017.

According to the club's official website, the player has settled the issue of his delayed financial dues with the club president in a successful meeting on Tuesday night.

The official signing of the new contract is expected to be in the coming few hours.

Abd-Rabou was a free agent as his contract with the Dervishes ended this summer.

The veteran player recently hinted that he could join Cairo giants Zamalek if his club did not met his financial demands. Zamalek denied their interest in the player insisting that they are in no need to sign the 29-year-old player.

Abd-Rabou began his career with Ismaily in 2003 and managed to establish himself as a club icon.

He had previous spells abroad with France's Strasbourg, Ahli Dubai, Ittihad Jeddah and Al-Nasr of Saudi Arabia.

The veteran player played influential role in guiding the Pharaohs to clinch both the 2008 and 2010 African Cup of Nations titles.

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