Luzern keen to keep Egypt's Kahraba

Mahmoud Elassal, Monday 2 Dec 2013

Luzern coach Carlos Bernegger hopes media interest won't distract Egyptian midfielder Mahmoud Kahraba who scored again on Saturday

Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim
Luzern winger Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim 'Kahraba'

After a string of superb performances for Swiss side Luzern, Egyptian midfielder Mahmoud Kahraba has attracted the attention of some top European clubs.

Coach Carlos Bernegger has asked the media to stay calm and not talk too much about the player.

"We must stay calm and not talk too much about him, otherwise it will be difficult to keep him," the coach was quoted as saying by Swiss magazine on Sunday.

Kahraba continued his impressive start to the season with a fourth goal in as many games as Luzern defeated Grasshoppers 2-1 in the league on Saturday.

The 19-year-old came on as a substitute in the 78th minute when the score was 1-1, and scored with four minutes remaining to give his side all three points.

He also scored in the 2-0 victory over Zurich, a 1-1 draw with Young Boys and a 1-0 victory over Lausanne.

Luzern goalkeeper David Zibung praised the performance of Kahraba in the match and his contribution to the team this season.

"The young guy (Kahraba) is really funny. He freezes when he gets out of bed in the morning and freezes when he goes to bed in the evening, but he came here and scored the important goal," Zibung said.

"It was not easy to come on after 78 minutes. But he was ready mentally and wanted to help the team," he added.

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