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Mido moves to Celta

Published: Sunday 16 March 2003, 0.04CET
AFC Ajax have loaned striker Ahmed Hossam to Spanish side RC Celta de Vigo for the rest of the season.

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Published: Sunday 16 March 2003, 0.04CET

Mido moves to Celta

AFC Ajax have loaned striker Ahmed Hossam to Spanish side RC Celta de Vigo for the rest of the season.

AFC Ajax have agreed to loan Egyptian striker Ahmed Hossam to RC Celta de Vigo for the rest of the season in a deal worth €160,000.

Reserve relegation
Ajax coach Ronald Koeman relegated Hossam, who is also known as Mido, to the reserves last month for the rest of the campaign for an act of indiscipline. It was the second time Koeman had been forced to take such action against the 20-year-old.

Méndez injury
FIFA has permitted the move despite the fact the transfer window has already closed because of a recently-established rule by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) which allows clubs to add to their squads if one of their players suffers a long-term injury. Celta defender Sebastián Méndez was ruled out for the rest of the season in December after suffering a serious knee injury.

Regular scorer
FIFA said that the rule has been successful in the past and therefore allowed Celta to sign Mido, who has scored 21 goals for the Dutch club since joining from KAA Gent in 2001.

Respective standings
Celta lie in fifth place in the Spanish Primera División while Ajax are in second in the Dutch first division behind leaders PSV Eindhoven and lead Group B of the UEFA Champions League second group stage on goal difference.

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