August 2018 KingFut Pharaoh of the Month: Ahmed Elmohamady
With the new season well underway, KingFut resumes its Pharaoh of the Month series, where we recognise the most prominent Egyptian sportsperson of each month.
The KingFut Pharaoh of the Month for August 2018 is Aston Villa‘s Ahmed Elmohamady. The Egypt international bagged two goals and assisted once in five games for the Villans in August. Elmohamady claimed the Man of the Match award in Aston Villa’s win against Hull City.
With his blistering speed and precise crosses, Elmohamady has proven his worth to the Villans after reuniting with former manager Steve Bruce last season. The former Hull City wideman displayed notable performances in the Championship matches against Hull City, Brentford, Wigan Athletic and Reading.
During the first Championship match of the season against Hull City, Elmohamady gave the lead to the Lions after unleashing a powerful low shot from the edge of the box, scoring his first goal since December 2015 against his former club.
The 30-year-old was not done, as in the 75th minute he contributed in his side’s third goal of the game, providing an assist to Alan Hutton, who dribbled past Hull’s defenders and sent the ball home, making it 3-1.
The Egyptian managed to score his second goal of the season against Reading after converting a cross from Anwar El-Ghazi with a header from inside the box helping Aston Villa end the match with a 1-1 draw.
Aston Villa currently stand in 12th place of the Championship table with nine points, three points away from third-placed Sheffield United F.C.
Elmohamady has played more than 450 minutes in the month of August. Although, it is still early in the season, but the Egyptian seems to be gaining confidence offensively and scoring more goals inside the box.
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