Forward John Utaka is set to return to Ismailly, the Egyptian side where he made his name almost two decades ago.
The 34-year-old former Super Eagles striker has said the deal is almost done after he became a free agent at the end of his contract with Turkish side Sivasspor.
“Yes it’s true, I have been offered a pre-contract by Ismaily and we’re in the process of finalizing the deal. As you know as a professional player you get to be offered a pre-contract first then you can sign the contract. That step has been done,” Utaka told
“All that remains now is my signature, you can say that it is 99% complete. I’m currently in Nigeria but will head to France before going to Egypt.”
Utaka played for Ismaily in the 2000-01 season where he led the side to win the Egyptian Cup title.

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