Wadi Degla send out 20 players on loan to Belgian partners

Karim Farouk, Friday 4 Jan 2013

Struggling Jupiler League side Lierse and third-tier Turnhout get an Egyptian boost in their bid to survive in their respective divisions


Egyptian club Wadi Degla have announced that six of their players will move to Belgian side Lierse on loan until the end of the season.

"Essam Mahmoud, William Mensah, Ahmed Fawzi, Mostafa Shebeta, Ashour El-Taqui and Mohamed Abdel-Wahed have been loaned out to Lierse for six months," a statement read on the club's official website.

Lierse are languishing in the relegation zone with 18 points after 22 games as they lie 15th in the 16-team table.

Chairman Magued Sami, who is also the owner of Wadi Degla, is trying to turn around the team's fortunes after appointing former Egypt U-23 coach Hany Ramzy as Lierse’s new boss. He also brought some new faces to the club.

Lierse already have four Egyptian players at their disposal in Ahmed Abou Mosallem, Ahmed Said "Okka", Ahmed Samir Farag and Mohamed "Dodo" Elgabas.

14 players and a coach

Third-tier Turnhout, who are also owned by Sami, will get fourteen players from Wadi Degla, in addition to coach Hisham Zakareya and his assistants in a rescue mission.

Turnhout are bottom of the 18-team table of the Belgian third division league with six points from 19 games.

Wadi Degla are currently preparing for the new Egyptian Premier League season, which will start on 2 February.

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