Shimelis Bekele joins Misr El-Makkasa

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Ethiopia international and Petrojet captain Shimelis Bekele has completed a move to Misr El-Makkasa, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The 28-year-old had been at Petrojet since July 2014, when he joined them from Sudanese side Al Merreikh, making over 130 appearances for the club, scoring 30 goals and assisting 10.

This season, he has been one of Petrojet’s key players as he scored seven goals and assisted three in 16 games across all competitions.

However, when Misr El-Makkasa approached Bekele, the player became unsettled at the club and agreed to join the Fayoum-based side, signing a deal until July 2023.

He joined El-Makkasa as Eric Traoré’s replacement after the Burkinabe moved to Pyramids in the January transfer window for a fee around €2,65 million.

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