ENPPI to donate part of Elmo money to martyrs' families
الثلاثاء، 15 مارس 2011 - 17:14
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Around 300 people died during the 18-day revolution that forced ex-president Hosni Mubarak to step down on February 11.
Sunderland have recently paid ENPPI £2.5million to turn Elmo's loan deal into a permanent transfer.
The petroleum side said the donation will be made to 'ease the woes' of the martyrs' families.
"It's just a contribution to ease the woes of the families of those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their nation," ENPPI's football director Alaa Abdul-Sadek told FilGoal.com.
It's understood that some police forces used live ammunition to disperse the protestors in Tahrir Square, causing a number of young people to die.
On the other hand, Emohamady said he had realized a long-held 'dream' by signing a permanent contract with Sunderland.
"I am very happy to stay with Sunderland for a long time," he told the Premiership club's official website.
"I like the club and I have done ever since I got here. That is why I stay. Everyone is excellent - the club, players and fans.
"I like Mr (Steve) Bruce a lot. He has helped me very much since I arrived here and I think he is a good person and a good manager.
"My fellow players have treated me well; there is a good feeling in the place. We have excellent players and they are excellent outside the pitch too.
"It is a dream for me to play in the Premier League. I have imagined it ever since I was a child. For me it is the best league in the world - strong and quick."