News Roundup: Saleh, Keshkesh may be on the move, Women's National Team jumps in FIFA rankings
According to rumors in the Egyptian Press, Ramzi Saleh might be on the verge of a move to Arab Contractors (Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab) that would guarantee him playing time. The proposed deal would send defender Basim Ali to El-Ahly in exchange for already on-loan Ateya Al-Belqasi and Ramzi Saleh. Ramzi Saleh lost his starting job after being injured in preseason. The role was handed to youth team player Ahmed Abdel-Mounem and Saleh was not given an opportunity to win the job back, despite some impressive play that had earned him a Player of the Month Award and helped El-Ahly retain the Premier League crown.
Saleh's situation worsened when the club brought in Sherif Ekramy during the transfer window Saleh was even seen playing and scoring as a forward during one training session. Ramzi Saleh has said that he is currently studying offers from Egypt and other Arab Leagues.
Ahmed Keshkesh who has five league goals to his name with Wehdat might be looking for a new club as well. Negotiations to renew his one-year contract have not started and the player has complained that his goal tally has suffered as a result of playing most the season out on the wing. No clubs have contacted Keshkesh to enquire about his services.
The Women's National team has achieved a ranked status for the first time thanks to their improved displays at the WAFF tournament. They are now ranked 87th in the World and 17th in Asia.
Over in Europe... Imad Zatara played 20 minutes as a substitute in Nîmes disastrous 4-1 loss to Châteauroux. They now lie 6th in the league 5 points behind FC Metz for the final promotion place. Omar Jarun's hunt for first division football was boosted as he started and played all 90 minutes of Pogon Szczecin's 0-0 draw against Flota Swinoujscie. Pogon still hold the final promotion place over Lodz due to goal difference.