Haitham Mustafa

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.

Haitham Mustafa
Mustafa in 2013
Personal information
Full name Haitham Mostafa Karar Ahmed
Date of birth (1977-07-19) 19 July 1977
Place of birth Khartoum Bahri, Khartoum State, Sudan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994-1995 Al-Amir SC (Bahri) 17 (2)
1995–2012 Al-Hilal Club 578 (57)
2013–2014 Al-Merrikh SC
2015 Al-Ahly Shendi
National team
2000–2012 Sudan 66 (6)
Teams managed
2016 Al-Hilal Club U20
2017 Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)
2018 Alamal SC Atbara
2019 Al-Hilal Club assist
2019 Al-Hilal Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 14, 2012

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.


With: Al-Hilal Club
Champion (11): 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
Winner(6): 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2011
With: Al-Merrikh SC
Champion (1): 2013
Winner (2): 2013, 2014
With: Sudan National Football Team
Champion (1): 2006


1.25 December 2002Kuwait City, Kuwait Morocco1-0Won2002 Arab Nations Cup
2.18 December 2004Adis Ababa, Ethiopia Somalia4-0Won2004 CECAFA Cup
3.22 December 2004Adis Ababa, Ethiopia Burundi1-2Lost2004 CECAFA Cup
4.21 December 2006Beirut, Lubnan Somalia6-1Won2009 Arab Nations Cup qualification
5.2 May 2008Khartoum, Sudan Rwanda4-0Won2009 African Nations Championship qualification
6.16 January 2011Cairo, Egypt Tanzania2-0Won2011 Nile Basin Tournament
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