The Tunisia international has joined the Egyptian giants from Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr FC.
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The Tunisia international appears primed to join Les Verts on a four-year deal.
Morocco recently bid for the 2026 tournament but were beaten by a North and Central American coalition of USA, Mexico and Canada.
The dust has settled on Africa's World Cup contribution, but how did each of the continent's sides fare?
Last month, Morocco missed out to a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada in the vote for the 2026 finals.
The Carthage Eagles were eliminated from Group G after two matches, but can they take any positives from their time in Russia?
Tunisia saved face after a disappointing World Cup campaign by coming from behind to beat Panama 2-1 on Thursday, but who impressed for the Eagles?
The best Tunisia could hope for was to finish third in their group, coach Nabil Maaloul said after their 2-1 victory over Panama on Thursday.
Tunisia secured third place in Group G with a 2-1 victory over Panama in both sides' final World Cup game on Thursday.
England and Belgium face off in Group G for top spot, with the other two teams already out.
Tunisia could still end their disappointing World Cup campaign on a high note if they win their first game in the competition since 1978.
If Senegal crash out of the World Cup on Thursday, it will signal Africa's worst performance at the finals in almost 40 years.
Panama and Tunisia have been the fall-guys in the two top-scoring matches of World Cup 2018, but both teams will hope to show they have learnt some
Russia 2018 has not been a great tournament for the Arab world with all four representatives crashing out with a game to spare. But why?
Wahbi Khazri believes that Tunisia only have themselves to blame after their 5-2 World Cup capitulation by Belgium on Saturday.
The Carthage Eagles' World Cup exit may be confirmed on Sunday, and they could only have themselves to blame.
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul apologised to his team's fans after their 5-2 defeat to Belgium on Saturday and said Arab teams have a long way to go.
We saw two sides of Romelu Lukaku in Belgium's win over Tunisia: the clinical attacker and unselfish, play-making striker.
Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard each scored a brace as Belgium defeated Tunisia 5-2.
Tunisia were thoroughly outclassed but still netted twice as they were thumped 5-2 by Belgium during a thrilling Group G clash in Moscow.
Belgium take on Tunisia, while Germany lost their first game so need a win over Sweden. Mexico will look to keep their momentum going vs. Korea.
Belgium are full of familiar faces, but they took their time to click into gear against Panama, and could be troubled by Tunisia.
The goalkeeper shared an emotional social media post after injury prematurely ended his World Cup.
Belgium's credentials as a genuine outside bet for World Cup success face a tougher examination against Tunisia on Saturday.