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Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ returned to action for Hull City in their midweek defeat to Tottenham Hotspur while Ahmed Samir Farag scored a free kick for Lierse SK as they came back from defeat against Charleroi. recaps all the action of Egyptians playing in foreign lands over the week.


Premier League

Hull City 1-0 Sunderland

Hull City continued their fine home form as they beat a Sunderland side that ended the match with 9 men. A Carlos Cuella own goal in the 25th minute gave Hull City the lead. The game was put to bed before the second half when Sunderland received two straight red cards, in the added time of the first half, due to dangerous tackles, one of which was on Ahmed Elmohamady. Gedo was an unused substitute.

Read our extensive match report here.

League Cup (Capital One Cup)

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 (8-7 after penalties) Hull City (Midweek)

In the second meeting between the two sides within 4 days Hull City managed to take Tottenham Hotspur all the way to penalties. Ahmed Elmohamady played the full 120 minutes whilst fellow Egyptian Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ came off the bench in the 81st minute. Both Egyptians featured in the penalty shootout with Gedo putting his away whilst Elmohamady’s miss gave Tottenham the win.

Read our extensive match report here.

Watch individual highlights of Gedo here.


Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Watford (Midweek)

Adam El-Abd’s Brighton drew to Watford in their midweek clash. The away side took the lead in the 4th minute when Murray slotted home. Brighton managed to win back a point as Crofts equalised in the 55th minute.

Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton managed to find their first win after 6 attempts away from home against Doncaster Rovers. Adam El-Abd was once again an unused substitute. Brighton took the lead when Forster-Caskey fired home after 8 minutes. Brown equalised for Doncaster in the 75th minute before Lita and Lopez scored for Brighton in the 85th and 90th minutes respectively to give Brighton a needed 3 points.

League One

Swindon Town 5-2 Port Vale

Mohamed ‘Dodo’ El-Gabas came on in the 85th minute for Swindon Town as his side push closer to the promotion playoff places. Swindon took the lead thanks to N’Guessan in the 24th minute before Nile Ranger added to the score line in the 50th minute. Seven minutes later former Tottenham midfielder Massimo Luongo made the score line 3-0. Two Port Vale goals in 7 minutes from Pope and Hughes didn’t unnerve Swindon Town who manged to put two more goals into the Port Vale net thanks to Byrne and another Luongo goal.


Super League

Aarau 1-1 Basel

Mohamed Salah and Mohamed El-Nenny both started as the league leaders took on 8th placed Aarau, who took the lead in the 50th minute when Hallenius scored. It took a 93rd minute goal from Marco Streller to scrape a point. Salah played the whole match whilst El-Nenny was replaced by Diaz in the 58th minute.

Sion 3-0 FC Luzern

Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel Moneim started for FC Luzern as his side were defeated by Essam El-Hadary’s former side FC Sion. Sion took the lead in the third minute when Ghanaian striker Assifuah-Inkoom scored. Luzern’s Stahel was sent off in the 71st minute and Sion scored the resulting penalty before finishing off the game with a third goal in the 80th minute from Vidosic. Luzern’s number 10 Kahraba was replaced after 76 minutes.


Liga ZON Sagres

Sporting Braga 0-1  Rio Ave

Ahmed Hassan Koka started on the bench and came on in the 68th minute for Del Valle. His side were in the lead thanks to a 59th minute goal from Tarantini, whose goal was enough to give Rio Ave all three points.

Nacional 0-0 Olhanense 

Ali Ghazal only played 28 minutes as he received a straight red card after preventing a goal scoring opportunity. There were no goals in the game and Olhanese were also reduced to 10 men in the 90th minute when Coubronne received a second yellow card.


Pro League

Lierse SK 2-1 Charleroi

Hossam Ghaly and Ahmed Samir Farag both played the full game for Lierse in their 2-1 victory over Charleroi. Rossini gave Charleroi the lead in the 47th minute when he headed the ball over the keeper but it only took five minutes for Dolly Menga to equalise for Lierse, capitalizing over poor defending by Charleroi. Tony Watt was then sent off one minute after coming on as a substitute before Ahmed Samir Farag produced a wonderful free-kick from 19 yards out to give his side the needed 3 points.

Full match report and video highlights including interview with Farag here.

– Ahmad Yousef

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at

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