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El-Gabas scores first goal in France for Arles-Avignon

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Egyptian forward  scored his first goal in France for in their 2-2 draw with Tours FC on Tuesday night.

26-year-old ‘Dodo’ El-Gabas started the match on the wing against Tours, and it only took him six minutes to get on the scoresheet after converting his side’s penalty kick.

Just two minutes later, visitors Arles went 2-0 up when Adrien Coulomb slotted home.

Tours then scored two goals to level the game, which ended two a piece as El-Gabas played the entire 90 minutes.

It took the Egyptian number 17 eleven games to find the back of the net in France, having only started six of those.

With two games left in the season, Arles’ draw with Tours ensured they would mathematically be safe from relegation, even though they lie in 11th place.

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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