An unfortunate day for the Egyptian trio in the British Open Squash...
- SQUASH: Both British Open defending champions defeated in semi-finals
- Mohamed Helmy announces decision to leave Zamalek
- CAF names referees for Al Masry Confederation Cup playoff match
- Mortada announces Mohamed Helmy’s departure
- Angola appoint Flávio as assistant manager
- SQUASH: Potential all Egyptian men’s final awaits ahead of semi-finals
- El Shaarawy: My relationship with Salah is great, I am attached to Egypt
- Mayuka ruled out of Zambia’s friendly against Zimbabwe
- Mido: Hamed, El-Said the smartest in Egyptian football
- Misr El-Maqassa beat Al Masry to close gap on leaders Al Ahly
VIDEO: Tala’a El-Gaish striker Arafa El-Sayed hits second consecutive hat-trick in Maqassa win
This season’s current top scorer Arafa El-Sayed continued his superb form with his second consecutive hat-trick – taking his tally to 9 goals this season after only seven games – as he led the Army’s Vanguards to a 6-1 thrashing of third-placed side Maqassa.
The 26-year-old striker, who was transferred to El-Gaish over the summer after only making six league appearances for Zamalek – four of which were off the bench – hit three past Egypt goalkeeper and former Whites team-mate Abdel-Wahid El-Sayed.
Arafa scored in the 3rd, 78th and 87th minutes, London-born American-Ghanaian striker Kwame ‘Dodji’ Adjeman-Pamboe hit a brace, while Said Kamal was also on target for Anwar Salama’s side; leaving Wael Farag’s goal for Maqassa a small consolation.
Arafa El-Sayed’s form could very well lead to his first Egypt call-up after Al Ahly striker Amr Gamal suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, while Pharaohs boss Shawky Gharib confirms he’s monitoring the domestic league for breakthrough replacements.
Tala’a El-Gaish are now second in the league with 13 points from seven games, trailing only Haras El-Hodood, who have a game in hand, by one point.
El-Sayed’s hat-trick vs Maqassa:
El-Sayed’s 6 previous goals: