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Mido fights off flu to meet AZ Alkmaar in Dutch Cup

Egypt football star Hossam “Mido” joins Ajax teammates after a two-day sick leave. Forward is eager to open in upcoming game, as Suarez and El Hamdaoui are out

Eslam Omar, Wednesday 22 Dec 2010
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Mido scored in last Cup match against BV Veendam (3-0)
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Egyptian striker Ahmed Hossam “Mido” resumes training with Ajax Amsterdam, after missing two days due to flu.

The 27-year-old forward joined Tuesday's training session. He appeared fit and enthusiastic in spite of sickness, Dutch media reported.

The pharaoh’s forward is eager to break through the starting XI against AZ Alkmaar, in the Dutch Cup, as teammates Luis Suarez and Mounir El Hamdaoui will miss the match.

Morocco star El Hamdaoui is sick too, while Uruguayan striker Suarez is serving a seven-match ban after biting PSV's Otman Bakkal during a league game. He will not be able to play until 4 February.

The Egyptian star has returned to Ajax after spending seven years moving around Europe, playing for Marseille (Fra), AS Roma (Ita), Celta Vigo (Spa), Tottenham, Wigan, West Ham and Middlesbrough (Eng). Mido has only scored three goals for Ajax this season as he warmed the pinch in most of the Dutch giants’ games.

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