Al Ahly Al Ittihad Al Masry Arab Contractors Gouna ENPPI Hodood Ismaily Petrojet Smouha Wadi Degla Zamalek Arsenal FC Basel Hull City AS Roma Lierse SK SC Braga Nacional Madeira Sporting Lisbon

Hossam Paulo nets brace in Smouha victory

Posted on November 20, 2015
smouha victory

Photo: official website

Smouha kickstarted their season with a 0-2 victory away to under interim boss Mimi Abdel-Razek on Thursday.

The Alexandrians started their season with a tight 0-1 victory away to Ghazl El-Mahalla on matchday one, before succumbing to successive defeats against Petrojet and Misr El-Maqassa.

The poor run of form resulted in the termination of ex-Ahly manager Mohamed Youssef’s contract, and Mimi Abdel-Razek has been in charge in an interim capacity since.

Smouha’s fourth league match had yielded a better result, with the team holding ENPPI to a draw in Alexandria, but the win against El-Shorta today suggests an upturn in fortunes for the club.

Striker Hossam Paulo netted the first of his two goals of the match in the 45th minute, slotting a penalty past Hossam Osama after the latter flew out of his area and tackled Ahmed Temsah poorly in the previous passage of play.

The 2014/15 top scorer completed his brace four minutes into the second interval, heading into an empty net after Osama unsuccessfully tried to claim an out-swinging corner.

To add insult to injury, El-Mahdi Soliman then saved a Shorta spot-kick to secure his second clean sheet this term.

The win sees Smouha climb into eighth place, while the hosts hover above the relegation zone with three points from 5 matches.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *