Haitham Mustafa

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Haitham Mustafa
Personal information
Full name Haitham Mostafa Ahmed Karar
Date of birth (1977-07-19) 19 July 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Khartoum North, Sudan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995 Al-Ameer Al-Bahrawi 17 (2)
1995–2012 Al-Hilal 578 (57)
2013– Al-Merrikh
National team
2000–2012 Sudan 103 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hytham Mostafa Karar (Arabic: هيثم مصطفي كرار) (born 19 July 1977 in Khartoum North) is a Sudanese footballer playing for Al-Merrikh as midfielder. He was the captain of Al-Hilal Omdurman and the Sudan national football team.

He joined Al-Hilal in November 1995 after transferring from Al-Ameer Al-Bahrawi, a second league team. He is one of the promising players of Africa. He was on the verge to going to Everton in the transfer window in 2011, but it was declined.

Mustafa is one of Sudan's footballing legends. He is a highly rated player. In his youth years Haitham Mustafa was regarded as a highly talented holding midfielder, he led the Sudanese national team to qualify for the 2008 African Cup of Nations, which was the first time for the national team to qualify (then 2008) in over 30 years.

He is known for his high-ability of play making, his magical throw passes are present in almost every match since 1995.

He is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations.

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