Saleh Gomaa celebrates his goal against Wadi Degla in the Egyptian Cup, July 13, 2017 – Al Ahly’s official website
CAIRO – 3 April 2018: Saleh Gomaa, the Egyptian midfielder who is currently loaned to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Faisaly from Al-Ahly, refused to return to the Egyptian red team in the forthcoming football season. He prefers to conclude his professional career at the end of next season, as he is now relieved at Al-Faisaly and performing well with the team.
Gomaa joined Al-Faisaly in January's transfer window, based on a season and half loan-contract. According to Al-Ahly administration, there is an item in the player's contract that allows Al-Ahly to cancel the loan next summer.
A source close to Gomaa said the player has stressed to Al-Faisali administration his desire to continue playing at the Saudi League in the summer.
Al-Ahly coaching staff wanted to return Gomaa to the team in case the deal of signing Ramadan Sobhi didn’t go well.
The team now is trying to compensate for the impending departure of Abdallah al-Said, the main play-maker of the team, who Al-Ahly football committee decided to sell after his secret signing to rival club, Zamalek, which angered the fans, the board members and the coaching staff.