By Charles Embola
Football writer kick442.com-Cameroon.
Former pharaohs of Egypt striker Ahmed Hossam Mido has picked up a new role as technical Director to Egyptian club FC Pyramid in the countries top flight division.
Mido launched his playing Career at the age of 17 by signing for Zamalek of Cairo in 1999 and made his debut for the club in May 2000.
Mido who went on to have 277 career club games across the world was part of Zamalek’s side that beat Canon of Yaoundé (Cameroon) in the CAF cup winners cup competition in 2000 by 4:3 aggregate score.
The stylish striker caught the attention of Belgian side Gent few months later and wasn’t hesitant to join them under the stewardship of coach Patrick Remy who gave him the opportunity to explode.
As time went on, Mido availed himself to be one of Africa’s most deadly strikers and went on to play for several clubs across Europe: Ajax( Holland) Marseille (France) Roma (Italy) Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Westham and Burnley (England)
Mido played with the Egyptian national team for 8 years (2001-2009) and won the winners medal of AFCON 2006 by beating the indomitable lions of Cameroon of Samuel Eto’o fils, Rigobert Song, Idriss Kameni etc.
Since hanging his playing boots and before his recent appointment as Technical Director at FC Pyramid, Mido had managed Zamalek of Cairo, Ismaily, Wadi Degla, Al Wehda and El Makkasa.
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