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Lakay Packs Bags For Egypt

Fagrie Lakay is set for a big opportunity after Cape Town City and Egyptian Premier League outfit Pyramids FC reportedly agreed on a transfer for the South African international.

The 24-year-old Lakay is now expected, medicals permitting, to make a move to the wealthy Egyptian club before the January transfer window shuts down, and will fly to Egypt on Sunday to complete the lucrative move.

A source in Egypt confirmed that Pyramids have had an offer accepted and have moved swiftly to complete the deal. Lakay is expected to be announced in the next 48 hours.

Pyramids are currently third in the EPL, a position they have finished in in the past two seasons, and have fast become a challenger to Egypt’s traditional giants Al Ahly and Zamalek. They were runners up in the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup, while were losing semi-finalists last season.

It is a wonderful opportunity for the Cape Town-born player, who made his professional debut as a 15-year-old for Santos. 

As a promising teenager Lakay, was a regular at junior international level, and he also became the youngest ever Bafana Bafana international when he broke Rivaldo Coetzee’s record in 2014, albeit in a friendly against Cote D’Ivoire that was considered an unofficial international.

Lakay made a big move from Santos, joining SuperSport United in 2015, and while he showed promise, injuries curtailed his development, and he struggled to earn a regular spot in the first team in Tshwane.

However a loan spell at Ajax Cape Town in 2018, saw him revive his career, and the following season he joined Bidvest Wits. But his stay at Gavin Hunt’s team was short, and in 2019 he signed for City, where his revival continued.

In the last three years he has played 64 games for City in all competitions, scoring 17 goals, and his good form earned him a recall into the national setup under Hugo Broos, and he featured in two of last year’s World Cup qualifiers.

Lakay will not be the only South African player in Egypt and will join Al Ahly’s Percy Tau, following in the footsteps of South African players like Phakamani Mahlambi and Gift Links, who also played in the North African country.

Links, another former City player who nows for Aarhus in Denmark, played for Alassiouty, which is the club that Pyramids were formerly known as.

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