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Lebanese Players Abroad: January 2021, Week 4

Hamza Kheir, Kassem Zein, Yehya El Hindi, Jad Noureddine and Omar Chaaban all played with their respective clubs this week

Player of the Week: Hamza Kheir

Tuesday, January 19

I-League, India (Round 3)

Hamza Kheir – Churchill Brothers

[Punjab 0-1 Churchill Brothers]

Perfect game for Hamza Kheir:

  • Second cleansheet in a row
  • He provided an assist
  • He was named player of the game
  • Churchill Brothers are still at the top league

It’s never easy for any player to adapt to a new country, a new environnement, a new league. Hamza Kheir is doing great so far.

Friday, January 22

Kuwait Premier League, Kuwait (tier 1 – Round 15)

Kassem Zein – Al Nasr

[Al Shabab 0-1 Al Nasr]

A new cleansheet for Kassem Zein and Al Nasr ! In 15 games, Al Nasr won 1-0 seven times !

Will Kassem Zein’s good performances open the door to other Lebanese players in Kuwait?

Bahrain Premier League, Bahrain (tier 1 – Round 7)

Yahya El Hindi – Budaiya

[Budaiya 1-1 Busaiteen]

Three draws in seven games for Budaiya in which they only conceded three goals. Yahya El Hindi’s asset is undeniable.

Budaiya are now ranked 4th, ahead of Muharraq and Hidd, two clubs that will participate in the 2021 AFC Cup.

Jad Noureddine – Al Ahli

[Al Ahli 1-3 Riffa]

Al Ahli lost logically against the leaders of the league. Al Ahli are now ranked 9th, in the relegation zone. But they are only two points away from the 5th position.

Saturday, January 23

National League, England (tier 5 – Round 20)

Omar Bugiel Chaaban – Sutton United

[Sutton United 3-0 Eastleigh]

Sutton United din’t waste the opportunity to comeback to second place! Omar Bugiel Chaaban played 58 minutes.
It will be a huge step for him to play next season in English Football League Two: a professional league with better exposure!

However the road is still long.

Special mention to coach Tarek Rizk. He is coaching this season Al Thaqbah in the Saudi Futsal Premier League. They won the opening game 5-2 against Al Nahda


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