Shikabala is like Messi, says Zamalek football director

Eslam Omar, Monday 27 Dec 2010

Zamalek football director, Ibrahim Hassan warned Ahly’s defense before Cairo derby that Mahmoud Abdel-Razek “Shikabala” can’t be marked


“Shikabala is like Argentineans Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. You can’t mark him on the field because he is capable of making magical moves,” Ibrahim Hassan told a sports TV programme on Sunday.

Football experts’ claimed that Ahly midfielder Hossam Ashour can mark Shikabala and stop his dangerous attacks during the Cairo Derby next Thursday at the postponed match from day 12 of the Egyptian Premier League.

“Shikabala always has a solution,”  Hassan added.

Ebrahim’s twin, Hossam Hassan, the Zamalek coach will do without Qatari midfielder, Hussein Yasser in Thursday’s showdown as he joined his national team camp.

Zamalek are on top of the league table (30 points) earning four successive victories while Ahly stumble with draws in fourth place with 6 points behind the leads.

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