Shikabala reveals that he left Zamalek to be able to play for Egypt national team

Shikabala reveals that he left Zamalek to be able to play for Egypt national team
Shikabala

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 04, 2018. 16:30

Former Egypt and Zamalek striker Mahmoud Abdel Razek Fadlallah ‘Shikabala’ has spilled the beans on why he left the White Knights and re-joined the national team.

Speaking to CBC television station, he also shared his memories about his goal against the Black Stars of Ghana.

The 35-year-old former Sporting Lisbon winger declared that he left the White Castle as he believed it was the only way he could join the national team.

“Before the start of the season, I felt I had nothing to add to Zamalek, so I preferred to leave and have a new experience abroad and I was also hoping to re-join the Egyptian national team,” he said.

“Osama Nabih was the first person from the technical staff of the national team to contact me, he informed me that I will join the team in the game against Ghana.

“I told Omar Gaber, that I had my scoring boots and I had a gut feeling that I was going to score.

“After the goal I went to celebrate with Gaber because I told him that I was expecting to score.

“After Egypt secured qualification to the 2018 World Cup, every player is focused on joining the team and I am one of those players. My best games for Al-Raed were against Ittihad and Al Ahli, and my favorite goal was against Ittihad.”



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