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Zidan shines on debut as Baniyas win in UAE cup

Egypt's Mohamed Zidan marks his debut with a goal and assist as Baniyas open their UAE Cup campaign with a victory on Wednesday

Hatem Maher, Wednesday 19 Sep 2012
Egypt
Egypt's Mohamed Zidan (Photo: Reuters)
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Mohamed Zidan scored a spectacular goal on his comptetive debut as Baniyas kicked off their United Arab Emirates Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over Al-Dhafra on Wednesday.

Egypt forward Zidan needed six minutes to open the scoring in impressive fashion; his angled and dipping free kick leaving the keeper with no chance.

He helped Baniyas double their advantage in the 55th minute when his free kick found Senegalese forward Andre Senghor to head home. Al-Dhafra scored a consolation with 13 minutes remaining.

Zidan capped a fine week for foreign-based Egyptians after Mahmoud Abdel-Razek 'Shikabala' produced a superb display in Al-Wasl's UAE cup victory over Ittihad Kalba on Tuesday.

Right-winger Ahmed Elmohamady, who joined English second-division side Hull City on loan from Sunderland in the close season, also opened his account with the Tigers in Tuesday's narrow 3-2 victory over Leeds United.

Zidan, 30, moved to Baniyas after his contract with German Bundesliga side Mainz expired following the end of last season.

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