Tottenham fans, remember Hossam Ghaly?
Seven years is a long time in football. It was 2006 that Tottenham paid Feyenoord £2.6 million for the signature of Hossam Ghaly.
Now he is consigned a bad memory at Tottenham, failing to fulfill the promise which led to Spurs signing him and falling out with the supporters.
His poor performances were booed, and he made matters worse by throwing his shirt on the floor as he was substituted, having to later make an official apology to fans.
Then a year later after two loan spells away, he did not even get it as far as the pitch, being booed before warming up, sealing his fate at the club with Harry Redknapp deciding it was the last straw.
He left on a free transfer in 2009 for Saudi Arabia, before returning to his homeland of Egypt where he led Al Ahly to win the league.
This season he has come back to Europe, with Belgian side Lierse on a one-year deal at the age of 31.
He remains a key figure for his country, and is on course at long last to guide the Pharoahs to the World Cup, a competition they have not qualified for since 1990, despite winning the African Nations Cup four times since then.
Ghaly scored their opening goal in their 3-1 win over Guinea yesterday, preserving their 100 per cent record before they enter the final stages of qualifying.
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Spurs fans, was Ghaly a bad player or simply unlucky?