Al Ahly closing in on Bidvest Wits starlet Phakamani Mahlambi

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The PSL champions recently signed Amr Gamal from Al Ahly, and they now look set to lose to Mahlambi to the Red Devils of Egypt this week

Bidvest Wits attacker Phakamani Mahlambi appears to be edging closer to a move to Egyptian giants Al Ahly

The 19-year-old left South Africa with his agent Glyn Binkin on Wednesday night, and reports in Egypt suggest that the speedy utility player has already put pen to paper. 

Al Ahly reportedly tabled an offer believed to be in the region of R17 million for the services of the South Africa international. 

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Mahlambi recently returned from a three-week trial at Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes, who felt the youngster wasn't ready to play in Europe. 

Mamelodi Sundowns were also interested in the Johannesburg-born player, but the Clever Boys turned them down. 

Should Mahlambi join Al Ahly, he will become the first South African-born player to ply his trade in Egypt