Zamalek board member praises Mido, sees him as future club president

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 20 Mar 2012

Ibrahim Youssef thanks Mido for his efforts during difficult period in the Cairo giant's history

Mido scored Zamalek's winning goal over Young Africans in the Champions League earlier on March (Photo: Reuters)

Zamalek board member Ibrahim Youssef has praised striker Ahmed Hossam “Mido” for playing an instrumental role in helping the club overcome its current financial crisis.

All Egyptian clubs are suffering severe financial difficulties due to the cancellation of domestic football activities following the Port Said disaster, which killed more than 70 people at a match between Mary and Ahly on 1 February.

“Mido refused to accept money owed to him in order to help the club pay the salaries of players and technical staff,” Youssef told the club’s official website on Monday.

The former Ajax, Tottenham and AS Roma hitman began his career at the White Castles before travelling abroad to play for number of top European clubs.

The 29-year-old is known for his loyalty to the Cairo giants and has been supporting the club’s management since rejoining the club last year.

“Mido is a great player and I think he will be the club’s president one day,” added Youssef.

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