Former Al Ahly and Egypt defender Sherif Hazem joined the Slovenian team NK Brinje Grosuplje on a free transfer.
Hazem, 33, is best remembered for his time at Al Ahly between 2014 and 2016, where he made 25 appearances for the Reds.
In addition, he worked at Ismaily, Smouha, Arab Contractors and most recently at Misr El-Makkasi, which he left in August 2020.
Since then, Hazem has been a free agent despite his connections with several Egyptian clubs, and now, after two years, he managed to find a new club in NK Brinje Grosuplje.
The Slovenian club was founded only in 2003, and last year, by winning the third league, it managed to qualify for the second Slovenian league.
They hope that Hazem’s experience can bring an advantage to the club after a poor start to the new season.
After nine rounds, Brinje Grosuplje is in 15th place, in the relegation zone, with five points and two away from safety.
This is Hazem’s second stint outside of Egypt after a short loan spell with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Wehda in 2017.
The centre-back also has one international cap, representing the Faraone in a 3-0 friendly win over Burundi in 2011.