Egypt’s Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim “Kahraba”, who joined Al-Ahly, appeared for the first time in the Red Club on Saturday, according to Egypt Today.
Al-Ahly said on Friday they signed a formal contract with Kahraba for 4 and a half seasons after his departure from the Portuguese club, C.D Aves.
Kahraba performed solo exercises at Mokhtar Eltetch Stadium in Al-Ahly club headquarters at El Gezira.
Kahraba is expected to perform individual training for a period of 6 days before starting group exercises with the team, according to the club’s football manager, Sayed Abdul Hafeez.
Thus, Kahraba will be Al-Ahly’s first winter deal and will start his participation with the Red Team early next year.
Kahraba returns back home after spending eight years away from Al-Ahly, where he started his football career as a promising young talent.
Kahraba, 25, joined Al-Ahly’s youth rankings as a kid but he was released from the club in 2011 to join Enppi where he needed only a year to get promotion to the first team.
Kahraba’s journey with Enppi ended in 2013 when he decided to move to Europe and joined Switzerland’s Luzern for 10 months and then he left to fellow Swiss side, Grasshopper Club Zürich, where he failed to gain playing time then he decided to return back to Enppi after only six months at Grasshopper.
In Egypt, he took the league by storm and quickly earned the attention of the two biggest clubs in Egypt, Al-Ahly and Zamalek, but the latter reached an agreement with Enppi board to sign the player.
In Zamalek, Kahraba grew up to become a key player at the team squad that won two consecutive Cup titles and established himself as a key player for his club and the national team.
Kahraba was Zamalek fans’ hero last season when he played a massive role in achieving CAF Confederation Cup title for Zamalek, their first African title since 2003.
After many problems between Zamalek and the player, he decided to leave for Portugal to join Desportivo das Aves and he played for six months before paying his buyout clause of $400,000 to be free to join Al-Ahly.