Salam scores twice as Hull Academy win
Ahmed Salam scored twice as a mixed U18/U23 Hull side beat Sculcoates in the East Riding of Yorkshire Senior Cup 3-2.
Salam has been impressing for Hull’s youth teams in the last year or so, and in the game against local minnows Sculcoates he had the chance to start the match.
After a goalless first half, the English-born Egyptian opened the scoring and following Sculcoates’ equaliser, Salam put the Tigers into the lead once more.
Sculcoates refused to be go down without a fight and took the game to extra time, where Hull eventually finished the job and won 3-2.
Salam was interviewed by KingFut last year where he described it as “his dream” to represent Egypt in the future. If he does so he would follow a relatively long line of Egypt internationals to play for Hull including Elmohamady, Gedo and Fathi.
Hull are hoping to improve on last season’s finish in the competition where they were runners up to Bridlington Town who have won the last three editions of the tournament.
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