Egypt's controversial winger Amr Warda extends deal with Greek side PAOK

Ahram Online , Friday 3 Jul 2020

Amr Warda

Egypt winger Amr Warda, who usually courts controversy because of his off-field disciplinary problems, said on Friday he had extended his contract with Greek side PAOK.

Warda spent this season on loan at fellow Greek club Larissa, who terminated his deal in May after accusing him of skipping several training sessions without permission.

The 26-year-old joined Larissa on a season-long loan last summer after falling out with PAOK.

"Always part of this big family …Happy to renew my contract and finally prove that I can be proud part of PAOK! Can't wait to wear black and white again," he said on Instagram, without specifying the length of his new deal.

Warda's career has been marred by repeated controversies. In the summer of 2017, around seven months after he joined PAOK, he moved to Feirense but the Portuguese side annulled the loan agreement just three days later, with local reports saying at the time that he harassed the wives of two of his teammates.

He then had three loan stints -- two at Atromitos and one at Larissa.

Warda also made headlines for the wrong reasons last year when he was expelled from Egypt's squad for the African Cup of Nations after several women accused him of verbal sexual harassment on social media.

Despite an outpouring of criticism of the player's contact, he was pardoned when the Pharaohs qualified for the last 16. He came on as a substitute in the knockout clash against South Africa as Egypt lost 1-0 to bow out in an embarrassing fashion on home soil.   

Warda scored seven Greek league goals and provided six assists with Larissa this season.

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