GUC Eagles come out on top in the Egyptian Bowl

In what can be described as the most intense game in Egyptian football history, the GUC Eagles defeated the Cairo Hell Hounds 12-10 in Egyptian Bowl II becoming back to back champions and remaining undefeated.

The game started off with the Eagles RB Youssef Salman putting a lot of pressure on the Hounds, yet the Eagles failed to get anything out of it as the Hounds defense continued to show the dominance they’ve shown throughout the season. Later in the quarter the Hounds managed to score a field goal and gain a 3-0 lead. The Eagles responded scoring a field goal of their own and tying the game.

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The game was at a stalemate for the rest of the first half, until the Hounds picked up a fumble and scored a touchdown to take the lead 10-3.

The second half witnessed a surge by the Eagles defense. Led by their cornerback Seif El Dine, GUC increased their pressure in the second half. Seif managed to score a safety and shut down the Hounds star receiver Yousef Zeitoun.

The Eagles kept the pressure on until the last 2 minute warning, when the Eagles QB found WR Seif Swailam for a 67 yard touchdown pass. The Hounds managed to get into field goal range in the last 20 seconds but Eagles defenders Muhammed Anbar and Ammar Yasser deflected it to end the game with an Eagles victory.

League’s top performers for 2016

Egypt - Egyptian Bowl 2016 MVP

The game was followed by an awards ceremony for the best performers in the league. Tigers LB Ahmed Ramy received defensive player of the year, the Bears RB Aly Samir was named rookie of the year. Tigers head coach Mike Sholars received coach of the year honors and Eagles WR Seif Swailam was selected offensive player of the year. Seif Swailam was also named co-MVP of the Egyptian Bowl alongside Seif El Dine!