Ahly midfielder Saleh Gomaa joins Saudi side Al-Faisaly on loan

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Jan 2018

Ahly midfielder Salah Gomaa (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Ahly midfielder Salah Gomaa signed a one-and-a-half year loan deal with Saudi side Al-Faisaly, the Cairo giants announced on Tuesday.

The talented but inconsistent midfielder, who joined Ahly from Enppi in the summer of 2015, fell out of favor with coach Hossam El-Badry this season due to a series of disciplinary problems.

The 24-year-old was given numerous fines for failing to show up in Ahly's training on many occasions.

He played just 182 minutes in his five appearances with the 39-time Egyptian champions this season.

Gomaa was a member of Egypt's squad that reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.

Al-Faisaly are third in the Saudi league table with 30 points, six behind leaders Al-Hilal.

Meanwhile, Ahly have announced that fullback Hussein El-Sayed and Amr Barakat have joined Saudi sides Al-Ettifaq and Al-Shabab respectively.

The duo signed one-and-a-half season loan deals that will keep them at the Saudi clubs until the summer of 2020.

Barakat, who moved to Ahly from Belgian side Lierse in January 2017, will join former Ahly teammate Ahmed El-Sheikh who signed a six-month loan deal with the same club earlier this month. 

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