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Day 1 | The Road to the States
An exciting opening day of the 2016 Road to the States tournament came to an end with a mixture of skills, world class goals, funny incidents and more.
Participating in the tournament are a crop of Egypt’s finest U-18 talents from schools across Cairo, with its main aim in breaking the barrier of studying abroad by providing educational scholarships in the United States and Canada through a football tournament, with the likes of Egyptian football player Amr Mokhtar coming through it, as well as Vancover Whitecaps player Aly Adeeb. This is the second year Kingfut has covered the tournament.
Boys and girls have come to Gouna to take part of this competition from Alsson, Hayah International Academy, Egypt British International Scool “EBIS”, Manor House, Global Paradigm School “GPS”, Narmer American College “NAC”, Misr American College “MAC”, Maadi Narmer School, Modern English School “MES”, Nermin Ismail School “NIS” and finally The British School.
MAC 5:2 EBIS:
The tournament promised us excitement from the start with a thrilling seven-goal match. Two goals from EBIS’s Ahmed Eid and Loay Elhamy weren’t enough, as MAC scored five through Ziad Waleed x2, Hussein Hammad x2 and Youssef Mahmoud. Al Ahly SC player Ziad waleed was named MOTM.
Hayah International Academy 1:2 Manor House:
Although the tournament’s second match had less goals, it was not any short in entertainment than the first. Hayah’s lonely goal came through Leithy while Karim Amr “Kiko” scored a brace for his side, Manor House as well as winning MOTM.
Alsson 5:0 TBS
This was one of the most entertaining games of the first day as Alsson lead by Al Ahly youngster Ibrahim Yassin dominated. Alsson scored 5 goals 4 of which were courtesy of Yassin and the 5th was scored by Omar Refaat. Super Hattrick hero Ibrahim Yassin was named man of the match after putting in a great performance.
MAC 0:2 NAC
After a great first match by MAC they were out of there game in the second match. NAC’s Adham Abd Rabou won his team a penalty which was successfully taken by Sherif Amr “Shiko”. Abdrabou went on to score the second of the game. Defender Youssef El Naggar won man of the match after solid outing.
EBIS 1:2 MES
The final match in the day was nothing short of exciting as both teams put in a great performance. Omar Hegazy scored the first for MES in the first seconds of the match and Zamalek-player, Sief, son of legendary Egyptian footballer Farouk Gaafaar, doubled the lead. EBIS managed to pull one back through Ahmed Eid but it wasn’t enough.
seif Farouk Gafaar collected MOTM award.
Alsson kicked off the Girls’ tournament by defeating AIMZ 3-0. Goals came through Nadine Shafie, Malak Fahim and Aya Falky. The second match ended 1-0 for EBIS against GPS with Batool El Gebaly. Alsson went on to win their second match of the day with the same score 3-0 this time against GPS with Nadine Shafie, Hana Fahmy and Kais the goal scorers. The final match was a 1-1 draw between AIMZ and EBIS with Laila Saeed scoring for AIMZ and Batool El Gebaly scoring again for EBIS