CAIRO: Gamal Hamza is still facing a fitness battle and need a lot of work to be up to scratch, according to Mainz s sports manager Axel Schuster.
The 28-year-old joined the Bundesliga club from Zamalek in June, but barely played first-team football over the past three months.
Hamza has always been hailed in Egypt as a talented striker, but many pundits criticized him for his chronic fitness problems.
He (Hamza) must know that he still has a long road before him, Schuster told Wormser Zeitung.
The German paper reported that the former Egypt international has been training separately in order to improve his physicality as fast as possible.