ABBAS LOOKS BEYOND EGYPT
8 February 2018
ENTAG El Harby striker Abbas Amidu believes the Egyptian side is a big stepping stone for him.
The former CAPS United striker says he is now settled and wants to show his true colours in what is one of the most respected leagues in Africa.
“The league is more and much competitive and very marketable and hard work doesn’t limit your dreams so chances are high I could move to a bigger club outside,” Abbas told H-Metro.
His impact in the CAF Champions league with CAPS United last year was enough to lure the Egyptian side.
It was during their clash with Egyptian giants Zamalek at National Sports side that Entag El Harby made up their mind that the Aces Youth Academy product was a worthy addition.
By the time CAPS United finished their campaign, the club had already made up their mind. They got their man.
“I have adjusted now. It was the first time to play in the Egyptian league,” he said.
Abbas admits though that making the decision was never easy for him given that not many players go to North Africa.
“I made my research from Sadomba (Edward) through his experiences in the CAF Champions league.
“When we played Zamalek, it was also an eye opener. So far so good. I have adjusted to the environment.”
He knew he would struggle with the culture.
“We are few players from other parts of Africa. But at the end of the day, it does not matter. I want to thank God. I’m still struggling with the language because Arabic is a big hard.
“I have an interpreter everytime when we are doing team talk. An interpreter who can translate Arab to English,” he said.
Abbas knows he has to adjust to the speed in North Africa and pay more attention to detail.
“I’m looking forward to great season because now I know how the team plays and how we do our things.”
The prospect of playing some of Africa’s biggest teams more often excites him.
“It is a good league and very competitive. Zamalek and Al Alhly are all big teams and it is great facing them. It improves you as a player,” he said.