Pharaohs Abroad Roundup: Amr Marei features in Etoile draw
KingFut rounds up the Pharaohs Abroad action this week to keep you up to date with Egyptian players overseas.
Sam Morsy – Wigan Athletic (England)
March 30 – League One – Sam Morsy played the full 90 minutes as Wigan defeated Oldham Athletic 3-0 in the 37th fixture of League One. Following the win, Wigan currently top the league table with 80 points and are set to face Portsmouth on April 2.
April 2 – League One – Sam Morsy featured as Wigan Athletic suffered a 2-1 away defeat against Portsmouth in the 40th round of league at Fratton Park. Five minutes away from the half time whistle, Portsmouth were awarded a penalty kick which was converted by Bratt Pitman to put the hosts in front. Ten minutes into the second half, Jason Lowe doubled Portsmouth lead with a strike into the bottom corner of the net. The Lactics left it till the 89th minute when Will Grigg managed to pull move back for Wigan but it wasn’t enough to salvage a single point for his side. Wigan remain in the third position with 80 points, one away from second-placed Blackburn Rovers, with two games in hand.
Amr Marei – Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
March 31 – Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 – Amr Marei played the 90 minutes with Etoile du Sahel as they shared the points with Stade Gabesien in a goalless draw in the 22nd fixture of the Tunisian Ligue 1. The result keeps the Sousse-based side stand still in the third place with 40 points, and their next encounter will be in the quarter final of the Tunisian Cup against Rejiche on April 4.
April 4 – Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 – Amr Marei did not play as Étoile du Sahel beat AS Rejiche 5-0 in the quarter-final of the Tunisian Cup. Wajdi Kechrida opened the scoring in the 44th minute, before Mortadha Ben Ouanes added the second goal 10 minutes into the second half. Ben Ouanes completed his brace five minutes later. Hamza Lahmar scored from the spot in the 67th minutes while Slim Ben Belgacem added the fifth goal in the 83rd minute to send the team to the semi-finals, where they’ll face AS Gabès on April 22. Étoile will next face Kairouan in the 23rd week of the league on April 7.
Ahmed Elmohamady – Aston Villa (England)
March 31 – Championship – Ahmed Elmohamady came on as a late substitute as Aston Villa were held by his former side Hull City to a goalless draw in the 39th fixture of the Championship. Following the draw, the Villans occupy the fourth league spot with 70 points and are set to face Reading on April 3.
April 3 – Championship – Elmohamady played the whole game as Aston Villa won 3-0 against Reading. Aston Villa were more dominant in the first half especially as Reading player Edwards was sent off after 30 minutes. In the first minute of the second half, Bjarnason scored a great goal to open the scoring for the hosts. Hourihane doubled the lead in the 63rd minute from a header. In the 71st minute, Hogan stole the ball from the goalkeeper and scored the third. Aston Villa, who sit fourth on the table, will next face Norwich away on 7 April.
Aly Ghazal – Whitecaps Vancouver (Canada)
March 31 – MLS – Aly Ghazal came on as a second half substitute as Whitecaps Vancouver continued their impressive run this season as they snatched a 1-2 away win against Columbus Crew. Gyasi Zardes scored first for the home team, before Brek Shea found the equaliser at the start of the second half, while Whitecaps’ top scorer Kei Kamara proved again to be the team’s most decisive force as he fired the winner.
Omar Gaber – Los Angeles FC (USA)
March 31 – MLS – Omar Gaber was out of the squad after his injury with the national team and his side Los Angeles FC lost their derby 4-3 to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s LA Galaxy. Carlos Vela kicked off the action by scoring a brace for Los Angeles FC and things only got worse when Daniel Steres put the ball in his own net to make it 0-3 for the visitors. Sebastian Lletget reduced the defect and then left the field for Ibrahimovic to make his debut for the LA Galaxy and right after Chris Pontius scored and the Zlatan show started as the Swedish giant unleashed a historic debut goal followed by last minute winner.
Amro Tarek – Orlando City (USA)
March 31 – MLS – Amro Tarek’s Orlando City emerged victorious in a 4-3 thriller against New York Red Bulls, as the defender played the first 73 minutes. Florian Valot opened the scoreline for the visitors before Will Johnson brought the game level. Later on, Derrick Etienne and Dominic Dwyer tapped in goals for both sides to the end the first half 2-2. As the second half kicked off, Dwyer fired another goal to give the lead to Orlando and in a late drama Aaron Long scored the equaliser before Josue Colman found the winner on the 86th minute to give Orlando City their first MLS win of the season.
Karim Hafez – Lens (France)
April 2 – Ligue 2 – Karim Hafez continued to miss through injury as Lens won 2-1 against Chateauroux in the league. Lens took the lead after Walid Mesloub slotted home towards the end of the first half. In the 62nd minute, Souleymane Diarra doubled the lead. In the final minutes of the second half, Christophe Mandanne reduced the deficit for Chateauroux. Lens are currently the 14th in the league and their next match will be against Nancy on April 9.
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