Reggae Boyz defender and team captain Damion Lowe has signed with
Egyptian professional football club, Al Ittihad.
Al Ittihad competes in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest tier of
Egyptian football. The six-time Egypt Cup champions have the third
biggest fan base in Egypt, a country whose clubs have won the African
Cup of Champions on a record fifteen occasions.
This represents the first time a Jamaican international will be plying their
trade in Egypt and Lowe looks forward to the challenge.
“I’m excited and very optimistic. I’ve been out of a contract for a couple
of weeks since leaving Phoenix Rising and it’s a new adventure for me. I
think I’m the first Jamaican to play professionally here, so I see this as
me opening doors to another market for other Jamaicans to come who
may wish to play here.”
Lowe, who arrived in Egypt on Friday, looks forward to hitting the ground
running as the team prepares for the semi-final of the Egypt Cup,
“I’m looking forward to meeting the team and to start training and getting
back to playing well and being on my “A game”. We have a semi-final
game on Tuesday against the Champions Al Ahly in Cairo, and I’m
ready for that challenge.”
The 27-year-old Lowe was selected eighth overall by Seattle Sounders
FC in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and has since played mainly in the US
and in Norway. Prior to Phoenix, he played for Norwegian first division
side IK Start where he started in 51 matches as a defender and scored
The Egyptian Premier League will run from November 2020 & is
expected to conclude in June, 2021.