Egypt's Kouka continues superb run with double in Olympiacos win

Ahram Online , Saturday 31 Oct 2020

Kouka took his tally to three goals in the first five games of the Greek league


Egypt striker Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan continued his impressive start to the season after netting twice to give Olympiacos a 2-0 victory over Apollon Smyrnis in the Greek league on Saturday.

Kouka went close to breaking the deadlock early in the second half with a towering near-post header that the keeper superbly saved before making amends on 65 minutes to give Olympiacos a deserved lead.

He pounced on a loose ball to beat the keeper at his near post with a low shot following a goalmouth scramble.

Kouka added the second seven minutes later when he slid in at the far post to convert a low cross in off the keeper.

The 27-year-old took his tally to three goals in the first five games of the season as Olympiacos moved joint top with 13 points. He also gave the team a precious 1-0 victory over Marseille after scoring in stoppage time in their Champions League group-stage opener earlier this month.

Kouka will now link up with his Egypt teammates for a double header against Togo in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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