The board of directors of the Egyptian club, headed by Kamel Abu Ali, completed the procedures for contracting with the Nigerian striker Anthony Okbutu, the spearhead of the Qatar team, with a contract that extends for two seasons, starting from the current season until the end of the 2024/2023 season, after the Egyptian club obtained the player’s dispensation from His club after paying the value of the deal and the agreement that was made between Mr. Kamel Abu Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Club, and Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim, President of Qatar Club.
It is worth noting that Anthony Okbutu, 28, who previously represented Nigeria in the first team, had previously played for the Nigerian Lobby Stars, the Libyan Al-Ittihad, the Moroccan Al-Difaa Al-Jedidi, the Albanian Latchi and the Tunisian Union of Monastir, before he landed in Qatar Club.
While the Egyptian club’s player, Hajjaj Owais, bid farewell to the Port Said fans, announcing his departure from the club before the start of the new season.
Hajjaj Owais wrote, through his account on “Facebook”: Thank you, the fans of the Egyptian club, thank you to the board of directors, thank you to all the players, thank you to everyone from the medical and administrative staff, thank you to the dressing room workers. Any crises, it is a great honor for me to be associated with my name and to wear a club shirt one day.
The Egyptian club has decided 5 deals so far, during the current summer Mercato, as part of the reinforcement plan that the Port Said club is following, in preparation for the new season, as the Egyptian wants to restore its position among the adults.
Al-Masry first contracted with Abdel Rahim Dagmoum from Algeria’s ES Setif to strengthen the offensive line, then Al-Masry announced his contract with Algerian Imad El-Din Boubacar, defender of the Moroccan Wydad team.
And during the last hours, Al-Masry contracted with Marwan Hamdi, striker for Zamalek, for a period of 4 seasons, and the Egyptian club also obtained the signature of Cameroonian striker Frank Mbela Itoga, Ghanaian player Asante Kotoko, as well as the Palestinian Nicolas Alberto Zidane to support the team for the next season.
Al-Masry is still in strong negotiations to include Hussein Al-Sayed, the back of Acer Pyramids, and Ayman Saeed Moka, a player from the La Vienna team.