CAIRO: Ahly have signed Nigerian striker Kofi Abbey following his impressive trial period, the club announced on Tuesday.
The club s football committee has approved the transfer, Ahly said on their website.
The 21-year-old will pen a four-year contract and is set to start his Ahly adventure when the transfer window opens in the summer.
The former Enugu Rangers man will be the third foreigner in the ranks of Ahly, who also have Angolan duo Gilberto and Flavio at their disposal.
Abbey s signing will raise questions over the future of strikers Hani Al-Egeizi, Ahmed Hassan Farag and Ahmed Belal.
Al-Egeizi and Farag, who joined Ahly from Baladeya and Ghazl Mahalla respectively, have been given limited opportunities since their summer arrival.
Belal, who enjoyed tremendous success with Ahly in the early 2000s before moving to Turkish side Konyaspor, hasn t rediscovered his form since returning to the Red Devils in January 2007.
Ahly coach Manuel Jose usually deploys the in-form Flavio as a lone striker.
With the acquisition of Abbey and the expected return of Emad Meteb, who is on loan at Jeddah side Ittihad, Ahly might be forced to dispense one of their out-of-favor strikers.