Amr Gamal arrives in Finland to join HJK Helsinki – Photo Courtesy of HJK Helsinki’s website
CAIRO – 22 March 2018: Finnish club, HJK Helsinki, announced on their official website that they have reached an agreement and will sign Al-Ahly’s striker Amr Gamal on loan until August 2018.
Amr Gamal joined Bidvest Wits from Al-Ahly on a one-year loan in June 2017 searching for more playing time, but he failed to shine with the South African club, as he managed to score only five goals in 13 matches.
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has confirmed the departure of Egyptian striker Amr Gamal to join HJK Helsinki in Finland.
“Gamal has gone to Finland, it did not work out [with us], that’s football. It was disappointing because I thought he would do well for us but it did not work out due to various football reasons,” Hunt said.
Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, Al-Ahly’s director of football, stated that he wishes for Gamal all the best; since Gamal has always wanted to maintain his chances elsewhere of becoming the Egyptian national team’s main striker in the next World Cup by playing with international teams.
The 26-year-old striker joined Al-Ahly in 2013. He had previously played for Al-Ahly’s U-23 team for three seasons. He featured in 102 games, scored 30 goals and provided 10 assists.