Egypt’s Ahly sign Hossam Gha‎ly’s namesake

Mahmoud Elassal, Friday 4 Jan 2013

Ahly strengthen their midfield by signing a youngster called Hossam Ghaly, the same name of the Red Devil’s veteran central midfielder

Hossam Ghaly
Egypt and Ahly new signing midfielder Hossam Ghaly

Ahly have signed youngster Hossam Ghaly on a five-year contract from lower division side Tanta, the Cairo giants said.

"Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry agreed to sign Tanta midfielder Hossam Ghaly on a five-year deal," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The Ahly manager is considering registering the player in the team's African Champions League squad.”

The 20-year-old helped Egypt’s youth national team book a place at the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

Ahly’s squad already boasts another Hossam Ghaly, one of the team’s experienced and key players who is nursing a serious knee injury he sustained during the Club World Cup campaign last month.

The Red Devils are currently preparing for the new Egyptian Premier League season, which will start on 2 February after months of uncertainty over whether it would go ahead, given the country’s ongoing political turmoil.

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