Egyptian footballer ‘Kahraba’ moves to Switzerland

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Egyptian football player Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim, also known as “Kahraba,” signed a one-year contract with the Swiss team FC Luzern (FCL) on Thursday, Egyptian website Ahram Online reported.

“Kahraba has successfully completed the medical check and trained in the afternoon for the first time with the team of Vladimir Kinder,” the FCL official website announced.

The Swiss club will also have the option to extend Kahraba’s contract until 2017.

The 19-year-old winger, who is known for his attacking skills, moved from the Egyptian team ENPPI – winner of the Egypt Cup in 2011.

“He’s a variable and unpredictable attacking player who fits our requirements perfectly,” FCL sports director Alexander Frei told the club’s website.

Kahraba, which means electricity in Arabic, gained his international recognition after his appearance in the World Cup and the African Championship, when the Egyptian team defeated Ghana to win the final.

He is the third Egyptian in the Swiss league. He will play against his countrymen Mohamed Salah and Mohamed al-Nenny when FCL face rival FC Basel on August 24.

Luzern is currently second in the Swiss Super league.

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