Zamalek's keeper El-Shennawy signs new three-year contract

Ahmed Abd El-Rasoul, Saturday 3 Mar 2018

The player's ongoing contract was due to run out at the end of next season

Shenawi signs new contract with Zamalek (Photo: Zamalek Official website)

Zamalek's goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy has officially signed a new three-year contract with the club, the Cairo giants announced early Saturday.

"El-Shennawy signed the new contract after a meeting with the club president Mortada Mansour," board member Ismail Youssef was quoted as saying by the club's official website.

The 26-year old international keeper joined the Whites in 2012 on loan from Egyptian League rivals Masry before turning the move into a permanent position in 2014.

El-Shennawy quickly established himself to become the club's first choice goalie in the last three years.

The player's ongoing contract was due to run out at the end of next season.

"There weren't any problems in the renewal talks. I signed the contract immediately after the meeting with the chairman," El-Shennawy said after the renewal.

"There wasn't a release clause as I got a promise from the chairman to allow me to play abroad once I get a serious and appropriate offer after the World Cup," he added.

El-Shennawy played an instrumental role in guiding Zamalek to win the domestic league title in the 2014/2015 season, three Egypt Cup titles in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and also the Super Cup title in 2016.

Zamalek currently lie second at the Egyptian Premier League table with 51 points, 21 behind leaders and rivals Ahly.

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