Egypts Ahly close to signing Ghana striker Opoku

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Ghana striker Agyemang Opoku will be given a trial at Egypt’s al-Ahly Club in a step towards signing him in January, reported the club’s official website.

“Ghana’s Opoku will undergo a trial at Ahly ahead of a likely transfer in January,” Ahly football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz told the club’s website Thursday as quoted by Ahram Online.

“Opoku will arrive Cairo within the coming few days, as coach El-Badry is eager to support the team’s frontline ahead of the new season,” said Abdel-Hafiz, according to Ahram online.

Opoku, who was part of Ghana U-20 and senior national teams, will be joining the red devils if he passes technical and medical tests, reported the website.

The talks come after news that the country’s football league will resume on Feb. 1, according to the Egyptian Football Association.

There has been no league football in Egypt since February when a stadium riot in Port Said at a match between Al Masry and visiting Al Ahli saw 74 people killed.

The 2011/12 season was cancelled and attempts to get the new campaign underway last September was cancelled when protesting fans damaged the football association headquarters in Cairo.
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