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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: