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Egypt's defender El-Abd signs new contract at Brighton

The Pharaohs stopper will extend his long stay at the Amex Stadium for another two years

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 6 Jul 2013

Egypt defender Adam El-Abd has signed a new two-year contract with English Championship side Brighton.

The 28-year old stopper was recently linked with a move to Barnsley, but he finally chose to remain at the Amex Stadium until 2015.

"I'm absolutely delighted to have signed the new deal," El-Abd told Brighton's official website.

"I love playing for the club and I can't wait for the season to start now.

"I've been keeping myself fit in the gym and although it's not the same as doing pre-season, I feel really good and I'll definitely be fit for the start of the season.

"The last 10 years have been amazing and I feel really honoured to have been granted a testimonial year by the club," he concluded.

El-Abd, who was born to an Egyptian father and a British mother, made his first-team debut with Brighton in 2003 featuring in over 250 appearances until now.

Under the guidance of American coach Bob Bradley, the England-based defender made his first-ever international appearance with Egypt in the 2-1 friendly victory over Cameroon last year.

Brighton failed to snatch a spot at the English Premier league new season after ending the Championship this season at third place with 75 points - 12 behind leaders Cardiff City.

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