Ahly's Abou-Treika ready for Zamalek game

Mahmoud Elassal, Friday 17 May 2013

Ahly forward Mohamed Abou-Treika will finish his loan deal with UAE side Bani Yas in May, will be available for Cairo kick off game against Zamalek in July

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Mohamed Abou-Treika (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly forward Mohamed Abou-Treika revealed that he will return to Cairo when he finishes his loan deal with United Arab Emirates side Bani Yas in May.

The 34-year-old, Abou-Treika will join Ahly squad for the preparations of the CAF Champions League group stage opener against Zamalek in July.

"I agreed with the Ahly coach to return to the team again after finishing my loan deal with Bani Yas on 30 May," Abou-Treika told UAE newspaper Al-Emirate Al-Youm.

"Ahly management told me not extend my stay with Bani Yas as they need my services," he said.

"I can’t refuse Ahly's request despite Bani Yas' offer to extend my loan deal or buy my contract permanently," he added.

Emirati giants Bani Yas will Qatari sides Al-Khor in a two-leg final on 17 and 23 May.

"I hope to win the Gulf Cup title with Bani Yas before leaving them," the Egyptian star concluded.

Abou-Treika, one of Egypt's best-ever footballers, has scored four goals for Bani Yas since joining from Ahly on a six-month loan deal in January.

Ahly have been drawn in Group A of the CAF Champions League as they will kick off the games with the match against arch rivals Zamalek on 19, 20 or 21 July.

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