Egyptian Amr Gamal leaves South African champions Bidvest Wits

Egyptian Amr Gamal leaves South African champions Bidvest Wits
Amr Gamal set up the game's winner for Bidvest Wits

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Mar 20, 2018. 14:30

Egyptian striker Amr Gamal has left the South African Premier Soccer League side Bidvest Wits.

The 26-year-old forward has joined Finland-based club HJK Helsinki.

This was confirmed by coach Gavin Hunt on Monday after collecting the February PSL Coach of the Month Award in Johannesburg.

The Clever Boys boss praised Gamal who helped them lift the Telkom Knockout Cup title for his football brains.

Hunt explained Gamal experienced difficulties in the country because he has never been out of Egypt and that foreign players usually take a bit of time to adapt in a foreign country like South Africa.

“Gamal is gone to Finland. It didn’t work out, it is football,” Hunt told the media on Monday.

“Yeah, it’s disappointing because I really thought he will do well for us and it didn’t work out because of various football reasons.

“The mentality was okay, I just felt that there are certain things that the game requires in different countries and obviously it’s unfortunate that he got on the end and missed a lot of chances, but that happens in football.

“He was a good player; I thought he would settle in much quicker and it didn’t happen. But you can see anywhere, foreign players do take time to settle.”

After joining Wits on loan from Al Ahly, the Red Devils youth featured in 13 league games for the Clever Boys, scoring two goals and recording a single assist.

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