War, crisis brought me to Nigeria, says Magd

DOLPHINS’ Egyptian goalkeeper, Awgad Magd has said that war and crises are two factors that brought him to Nigeria and Dolphins.

Magd. who holds dual nationality, Egyptian and Syrian, said he played in Syria until the war started and he knew he needed a fresh start.

“When the war started in Syria, I knew I had to leave but I could not return to the league in Egypt because the crisis there had caused it to be suspended so, I had to call my manager to ask for options.

“My manager told me about Dolphins and Nigeria and said it was okay and I decided to come because Dolphins is a very big name in Egypt so it wasn’t long before I accepted after speaking with the coach, Stanley Eguma,” Magd said.

To get the starting shirt in the team, Magd has to contend with Sunday Rotimi, Austin Brown and Akombo Terhimon, which he said has been an exciting experience.

“Rotimi and Brown are big names. I heard about them even before I came here and I learn from them every day, just like I am sure they will learn from me. We all train hard together and I know it is for the good of the team.

“I also listen to the coaches so I can learn. Dolphins have big coaches, who have big experience and I am here to learn,” Magd said.

Awgad Magd started his career in the Under 15 team of Zamalek where he played for five years before moving to Syria.

He has also had stints in Bulgaria and Dubai before coming down to Nigeria.