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Pharaohs Abroad Weekly Roundup

Mahmoud Kahraba scores - FC Luzern

Mohamed Salah gets 45 minutes under his belt, Kahraba scores a 90th minute winning penalty for FC Luzern while Koka ends his goal drought to help take his side to the Portuguese League Cup Final.’s Ahmad Yousef recaps all the action of Egyptians playing in foreign lands over the week.


Pro League

Lierse 0-1 Genk

Lierse’s fine form of three consecutive wins in the league ended with a defeat to Genk with Hossam Ghaly not in the squad for the game on Saturday.


Premier League

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Chelsea (Midweek)

Mohamed Salah came on in the 89th minute for Ramires as Chelsea drew 1-1 with West Brom on Tuesday.

Hull City 0-1 Southampton

Ahmed Elmohamady started as Hull City were beaten by Southampton on Tuesday. Elmohamady impressed but was forced to revert to right back from right midfield after an injury to Paul McShane.

FA Cup

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea

Mohamed Salah MCFC

Mohamed Salah came on at half time in place of Samuel Eto’o as Chelsea were eliminated from the FA Cup on Saturday.

League One

Bristol City 2-2 Tranmere Rovers

Adam El-Abd

Adam El-Abd started for Bristol City as they managed to lose the lead on two occasions against Tranmere on Saturday. In a recent interview with El-Abd, he said he was happy with the new way his side are defending.

League Two

Chesterfield FC 3-1 Torquay United

Sam Morsy

Sam Morsy‘s Chesterfield were back to winning ways as his side managed a 3-1 victory over Torquay United as Morsy played the full match on Saturday.  Chesterfield are now three points ahead of second placed Scunthorpe United in the league.


Ligue 2

Stade Malherbe Caen 1-0 Arles-Avignon

An early goal from the home side was enough to secure the three points against Mohamed ‘Dodo’ Elgabas’ Arles on Friday. Dodo started his first match for the Ligue 2 side who find themselves in the middle of the table, however he was taken off after only 38 minutes.


Abdallah Gomaa, who joined FC Union Berlin on loan from ENPPI, did not feature as they drew 1-1 with Dusseldorf on Friday.


amr zaki

Raja Casablanca

Amr Zaki was released by Moroccan side Raja Casablanca after undergoing surgery in Germany without the club’s acknowledgment.


Amr Warda

IK Start FC

Amr Warda, the Egypt U-20 international, begun a trial with Norwegian side IK Start FC on Friday.


League Cup Semi-Final

Ahmed Hassan Koka scores

Photo: AFP

Rio Ave 2-1 Braga (Midweek)

Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ ended an eight game goal drought when he scored a penalty for Rio Ave in the 41st minute on Thursday. Braga were reduced to 10 men and Rio took advantage of this winning the game 2-1. Koka was booked in the 33rd minute and taken off after 90 minutes as his side reached the final of the League Cup.

FC Arouca 1-1 Nacional

Ali Ghazal started for Nacional in their 1-1 draw with FC Arouca on Sunday. Arouca took the lead in the 12th minute, with Nacional’s Marcal equalising in the 31st. At half time Ali Ghazal was replaced by Saleh Gomaa in an tactical substitution as Nacional tried to get all three points in their encounter with the fourth from bottom side. Nacional currently lie in fourth place, a Europa League spot.

Vitoria SC 1-0 Rio Ave

Rio Ave were beaten by Vitoria on Sunday. Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ started the game after ending his goal drought earlier in the week with a penalty. Koka couldn’t find a goal in this game and received a yellow card in the 39th minute.

Sporting Lisbon B 0-1 Tondela

Shikabala - Sporting Lisbon

Shikabala made his debut for Sporting Lisbon B in a Liga 2 Cabovisão game on Sunday, after impressing in training earlier in the week. The 27-year-old only managed 26 minutes before being taken off with injury.


Swiss Super League

FC Basel 1-0 FC Sion

Mohamed El-Nenny

Mohamed El-Nenny came on in the 67th minute in place of Taulant Xhaka as Basel beat Essam El-Hadary’s former side FC Sion on Saturday. Fabian Frei scored the only goal of the game a 57th minute penalty. The win puts Basel 7 points clear of Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’s second placed FC Luzern.

FC Luzern 3-2 FC Aarau

Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ started as FC Luzern moved into third place in the Swiss League on Saturday. Kahraba scored a 90th minute penalty to win the game for his side who had come back from behind on two occasions.

By 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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