Updated: Zamalek sign five players as part of summer spending spree

Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

Zamalek moved to strengthen their squad by signing Mahmoud Abdel-Aati 'Dunga', Mohamed Mosaad and Hosni Fathi from Maqassa along with ENPPI full-back duo Mohamed Nassef and Osama Ibrahim

ENPPI full-back Osama Ibrahim (Photo: Ahram)

Zamalek have completed the signing of Maqassa trio midfielder Mahmoud Abdel-Aati 'Dunga', Winger Mohamed Mosaad and left-back Hosni Fathi before securing the services of full-back duo Mohamed Nassef and Osama Ibrahim from ENPPI on Tuesday.

Defender Fathi, 27, and the 23-year-old Dunga were both signed earlier in the day, as the Whites attempt to beef up their left-back and holding midfield positions. Mossad sign his contract with the Cairo giants at the early hours of Wednesday.

Zamalek, who are struggling in these areas, signed Fathi before landing Egypt internationals Nassef, 27, and Ibrahim, 23, a few hours later in a deal that cost the Cairo giants EGP 8 million.

The team's new arrivals now include three left-backs after the club also signed Ali Fathi from Arab Contractors on a five-year deal last week. 

Despite securing the services of six players so far, Zamalek are believed to be working on finalizing a host of other signings as they aim to get back to the Egyptian league winning podium after losing the title to arch-rivals Ahly last season.

Zamalek are currently playing in the Champions League group-stage, where they are favorites to make it to the semi-finals. They are also competing for the Egypt Cup.

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