Egypt international Mahmoud Kahraba has signed for the club of the century Al Ahly on a free transfer, the Reds have announced on Thursday.
Kahraba joined C.D Aves back in July 2019 after going AWOL at former side Zamalek as he failed to report back for his club’s pre-season preparations due to a disagreement over the validity of his contract at the club.
Since moving to Portugal, Kahraba was heavily linked to join the Whites’ arch-rivals Al Ahly, with several reports suggesting that this move was no more than a temporary step before his eventual move to Al-Ahly.
Even the 25-year-old had hinted to a move to the Cairo giants just one month after having joined Aves, saying: “I get lots of love from the Al Ahly fans despite not playing for the club and I want to thank them for their support and tell them that ‘good is coming’.”
And less than six months after moving to Portugal, Kahraba has reached an agreement with Aves to terminate his contract in order to return back to Al Ahly, the club where it all started for him.
The Egypt international has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract, which will keep him at the Red Castle until the summer of 2024.
Kahraba will have an uphill battle in securing a spot in the Reds’ starting eleven as they have an abundant amount of players in his position namely Huddersfield Town loanee Ramadan Sobhi, Junior Ajayi, Hussein El-Shahat, Walid Soliman, Ahmed El Sheikh, and Geraldo.
It’s worth mentioning that Kahraba has represented Al Ahly at the youth levels, before joining ENPPI, and his only appearance for the Reds came against Atletico Madrid in a charity match in December 2017
On the international level, Kahraba made 27 appearances for Egypt, scoring four goals, while also representing Egypt at the 2018 World Cup, playing all three group games.