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Pharaohs Abroad Roundup: Abdel-Shafy excluded, Morsy plays full 90

Mohamed Abdel-Shafy

Photo: Al Ahli FC

KingFut rounds up the Pharaohs Abroad action this week to keep you up to date with Egyptian players overseas.

Mohamed Abdel-Shafy – Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia)

Egypt’s Mohamed Abdel-Shafy was excluded from the squad as Al Ahli lost 2-0 against Al Nassr. Al Ahli conceded the first goal through Yahya Al Shehri just one minute before the halftime whistle. Al Nassr secured the three points in the dying moments of the game as Naif Hazazi scored from the spot in the 90th minute. Al Ahli now occupy the third league spot with 40 points from 19 matches and are set to face Esteghlal F.C. on Feb. 20 in the AFC Champions League group stage.

Sam Morsy – Wigan Athletic (England)

Sam Morsy played the full 90 minutes as Wigan held Preston North End to a goalless draw in the 32nd fixture of the Championship. The Egypt international also featured in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in the 33rd fixture. QPR opened the scoring just four minutes into the game before Wigan’s Omar Bogle accurately sent the ball home from the spot in the 17th minute. At the 60th minute, Conor Washington scored the winner for QPR. Following the loss, Wigan occupy the 22nd league spot with 30 points and are set to face Nottingham Forest on Feb. 25.

Trezeguet – Royal Excel Mouscron (Belgium)

Egypt International Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ played for 78 minutes as Mouscron suffered their third successive defeat, losing 2-1 at home to Waasland-Beveren. Mouscron took the advantage after 26 minutes through Belgian striker Nathan Kabasele, before Rudy Camacho converted from the spot to equalise for Waasland in the dying moments of the first half.

Twelve minutes from time, Trezeguet’s night came to an end as he made his way for Aristote Nkaka. Three minutes later, Steeven Langil completed the comeback for the visitors to earn his side the three points. Mouscron stay at the bottom of the table with 18 points after 27 games, four points away from safety.

Omar Gaber – FC Basel (Switzerland)

Omar Gaber watched from the bench as FC Basel came from behind to beat FC Lausanne 4-3. An action-packed first half saw Lausanne take a 2-1 lead with Benjamin Kololli and Samuele Campo scoring for Lausanne, while Basel’s only goal came through Seydou Doumbia. Kololli added Lausanne’s third through a penalty in the 68th minute before Doumbia completed his brace four minutes later. Manuel Akanji tied the game in the 74th minute before substitute Marc Janko scored the winner for Basel in the 84th minute. League leaders FC Basel will face Luzern on Feb. 26.

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