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Bristol City call off Moteab deal

Emad Moteab
Moteab would have been Bristol City's record signing

Bristol City have cancelled the signing of Egyptian striker Emad Moteab after he played for his old club while awaiting a work permit for the Robins.

The 25-year-old had agreed a three-year deal, worth 1.5m to move from Al Ahly.

But City were furious that he played a full 90 minutes in Al Ahly's clash with local rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League last weekend.

City chairman Steve Lansdown said: "He was clearly informed he could not play in that game and went against that."

Meanwhile, Bristol City are set to complete the signing of Coventry striker Michael Mifsud.

see also
Mifsud set for Bristol City talks
23 Jul 08 |  Bristol City
Champions League round-up
22 Jul 08 |  African
Moteab will get English lessons
18 Jul 08 |  Bristol City
Johnson wants quick Moteab permit
17 Jul 08 |  Bristol City
Bristol City clinch Moteab deal
16 Jul 08 |  Bristol City

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