Felix Katongo Attending Trials At Egyptian Side Zamalek

Chipolopolo midfielder Felix Katongo is attending trials at Egyptian giants Zamalek ahead of a summer transfer window which opens on 10th July 2011.
The versatile midfielder who can operate either in the hole or on the flanks left the country last week and missed Green Buffaloes’ 4-1 thumping of Nkwazi, were he was playing as a guest player.
The 27-year-old is being considered by coach Hossam Hassan and a possible move to Cairo will delight the pacey midfielder since the league in Libya, where he has a contract with Tripoli-based Ittihad, is in hibernation. “Katongo is already in Cairo and he will train with the team starting from today [Monday] under the supervision of coach Hossam Hassan, who will sign him if he is convinced by his performance,” the 11-time Egyptian league winners confirmed. Katongo will be one of the experienced midfielders the Cairo-based club will be hoping to sign to strengthen their bid to return to past glory days. Zamalek have not won the league since 2004.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns player has been a regular for the Chipolopolo since 2004, and is the younger brother of Zambia captain Christopher Katongo. He has had spells with Forest Rangers, Green Buffaloes, Jomo Cosmos (South Africa), Petro Atlético (Angola).
The veteran of three African Cup of Nations also spent a season and half in France though he played mostly for Stade Rennes’ reserve side and LB Chateauroux were he teamed up with Jacob Mulenga and Stopilla Sunzu.