“I did not move to Al-Ahly or Zamalek because I was playing in a big club, which has all the ingredients for success,” the former Dervish midfielder said during his interview on Ontime Sports.
He added, “Al-Ahly and Zamalek Talabani, Al-Ahly captain Thabet Al-Batal contacted me, and Al-Zamalek called him Al-Husseini. As a player, I have ambition, and the Ismaili club is big. The salary difference was not great, in addition to that I am a son of Ismaili, the club has a merit for me.”
“If I had received an offer of ten times the salary? I would have continued an Ismaili as well. I was happy and enjoying an Ismaili, money is not everything.”
Homs, 42, spent his entire career in Ismaili, with the exception of the 2014-2015 season in which he played for Wadi Degla.
He retired from Homs in 2015 at the age of 36.
Homs won the Egyptian Premier League title with Ismaily in the 2001-2002 season.
He represented Egypt in 21 matches, and scored a single goal against Italy in the 2009 Confederations Cup.