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Bidvest Wits open talks with Al Ahly over Gamal

6:24 PM GMT+8 10/07/2017
Amr Gamal Al Ahly
The Clever Boys are said to have set their sights on an Egyptian striker, who helped the Red Devils win the 2013 Caf Champions League

Reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Bidvest Wits have been linked with Al Ahly striker Amr Gamal.

The Clever Boys are expected to beef up their striking department as they prepare for the 2018 Caf Champions League and 2017/18 PSL season.

Zimbabwean striker Knox Mutizwa, who was named 2017 Cosafa Cup Player of the Tournament, has been recalled by Wits following a successful loan stint at Lamontville Golden Arrows.

The Braamfontein-based side have since reportedly contacted Egyptian giants Al Ahly regarding the services of Gamal, who impressed against Wits last March.

"KingFut understands that Bidvest Wits are keen on signing the striker this summer as Gavin Hunt looks to strengthen his squad to retain the league title next season," a statement read on Egyptian website, KingFut.

Wits head coach Hunt praised the 25-year-old hitman following the Clever Boys' goalless stalemate with Al Ahly in the 2017 Caf Champions League preliminary round match.

“Al Ahly have the best players ever. Amr Gamal and Ahmed Hegazy were the best,” Hunt told the media after the match which was played at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.

Gamal, who is an Al Ahly academy product, has had a poor season, scoring just four goals in 21 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils and he is said to be unsettled at the club.

The striker has been lnked with European clubs in the past such as Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, French outfit Toulouse and Swiss club Grasshoppers.