Mido denies attacking Egypt’s protesters

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 15 Feb 2011

Mido is waiting for his licence to register at Zamalek as Egypt settles in the wake of the demonstrations

Ahmed Hossam "Mido"

Zamalek striker Ahmed Hossam “Mido” explained that his licence will be delivered to Cairo gaints when the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) resume their regular work.

“EFA must request my former club Ajax Amsterdam to register me in Zamalek's squad but they haven’t been back to normal work yet since January 25,” Mido was quoted as saying on Al-Ahram's news portal.

In another context, Mido announced that he supported the January 25 revolution, denying all rumours that he was against it.

“I appeared only once on TV and I asked the politicians to listen to the protesters and in an interview with Al-Ahram I literally demanded former president Mubarak to retire,” Mido said adding “I didn’t go to Tahrir Square because I didn’t want anyone to claim that I was a key factor in the revolution’s success because the champions are all who protested from the first day for the sake of Egypt.”

Moreover, the nomadic footballer rubbished all English reports linking him with a return to Middlesbrough, asserting that he is engaged to Zamalek.

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