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Lebanese Player Abroad: January 2021, Week 3

This week, Hady Ghandour, Reda Khadra, Hamza Kheir, Majed Osman, Jad Noureddine, Yehya Al Hindi, Omar Chaaban and Hilal Al Helwe played for their clubs.

Player of the Week: Hady Ghandour

Monday, January 11

England Professional Development, England (Round 11)

Hady Ghandour – Charlton Athletic U23

[Charlton Athletic 4-0 Cardiff City]

Hady Ghandour scored his first brace for Charlton Athletic.
The Addicks are now ranked 4th of the Group South

Wednesday, January 13

Premier League, England (Round 18)

Reda Khadra – Brighton & Hove Albion

[Manchester City 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion]

German-Lebanese Reda Khadra makes Premier League debut. Lebanese fans from all over the world were so delighted of this news! The Cedars Cyber Football Army is now active on Brighton’s social media pages in order to show support to Khadra and also to tell him to join the Lebanese national team.

Thursday, January 14

I-League, India (Round 2)

Hamza Kheir – Churchill Brothers

[Mohammedan SC 0-0 Churchill Brothers]

First cleansheet for Hamza Kheir and his club this season.

Friday, January 15

Jordan League, Jordan (tier 1 – Round 22)

Majed Osman – Ramtha

[Sareeh 1-2 Ramtha]

End of the season in Jordan. For a lot of observers what Majed Osman achieved with Ramtha was unexpected. He became quickly a first team starter. The next step: Lebanon National Team?

He played 21 games from 22 for his club (he missed a game due to COVID-19). His performance earned him a 6 month extension contract.

Bahrain Premier League, Bahrain (tier 1 – Round 6)

Jad Noureddine – Al Ahli

[Busaiteen 0-0 Al Ahli]

Second cleansheet of the season for Jad Noureddine. Al Ahli have obviously an issue in the offensive sector. They only scored two goals in 5 games.

Bahrain Premier League, Bahrain (tier 1 – Round 6)

Yahya El Hindi – Budaiya

[Malkiya 0-0 Budaiya]

4 cleansheets in 6 games for Budaiya. They are now ranked 5th which is a good ranking for a team that was promoted this year. However, against Malkiya, ranked in the last position (10th), Budaiya was expected to win or at least to score.

Saturday, January 16

FA Cup Trophy (Fourth Round)

Omar Bugiel Chaaban – Sutton United

[Sutton United 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge F.C.]

Omar Bugiel Chaaban scored from outside the box the opening goal of the game. 4 games left until the final! Wembley gets closer! Exciting times for Omar.

Sunday, January 17

3.Liga, Germany (tier 3, Round 19)

Hilal El-Helwe – SV Meppen

[Duisburg 1-0 SV Meppen]

Lebanon’s top active striker played 10 minutes.


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