Utility player Moruf Yusuf added another beautiful feather to his collections as his team, Al Shorta, picked up a 1-0 win over Al Karkh on Friday before lifting the Iraqi Premier League shield in front of thousands of jubilant fans at Al Shaab Stadium, reports Futbalgalore.com.
Hussam Kadhim scored a solo goal on ten minutes and it turned out to be the only goal in the Harps’ penultimate game of the season.
Al Shorta were awarded the famous golden shield after the game.
Moruf Yusuf is expected to return to parent club Zamalek at the end of the Iraqi Premier League season.
Before sending the player on a season loan, Zamalek extended the contract of Moruf Yusuf.
The 25-year-old wasn’t named in Zamalek’s squad for the 2081/19 season due to the foreign players’ quota, losing his place to Hamdi Nagguez, Ferjani Sassi, Kabongo Kasongo, and Hamid Ahadad.
This made the club consider naturalizing the player to keep him at the club, but they failed to do so and he spent the ongoing campaign on loan at Iraqi club Al Shorta.
However, before travelling to Iraq, Yusuf was rewarded with a new two-year contract at Zamalek, which will keep him at the club until June 2020.
Although he was called-up by the Nigerian national team last year, he didn’t play, meaning he could still represent the Pharoahs.
Ever since his move to Zamalek from Ittihad Al-Shorta in 2014, the utility player has been an integral part of the team’s setup despite the several managerial changes the team has undergone.
Moruf Yusuf joined the White Knights from fellow Egyptian side Ittihad El-Shorta in the summer of 2014 and since then he has played 133 matches for them, scoring seven and assisting 14 times.
He was part of the Zamalek team which achieved the domestic double in 2015, and managed to win the Egypt Cup two more times as well as lifting the Super Cup once.