PREVIEW: Egyptian Bowl II Pits GUC Eagles Against Cairo Hell Hounds

In a rematch of last year’s Egyptian Bowl, the GUC Eagles look to win their second title when they face off against the Cairo Hell Hounds in the finals.

In their playoff game, the GUC Eagles earned a hard fought 14-07 victory over the Cairo Wolves in a game that was competitive till its last moment. Their defense looked as impressive as ever, they played the biggest role in securing the win and managed to stop the Wolves star Moaz Sabah on several occasions, as well as score the game winning pick 6. We’ve asked Coach Richard Bonds how his team is preparing for the match:

“We played the Hell hounds a few weeks ago and it was a close game. I expect no different Friday in the championship game Friday. We have been struggling a bit on offense with injuries and execution and we been able to stay abreast with defense and special teams play. Coach Wise has done a great job with these guys. I respect The Hell Hounds and what they do; they are a dangerous team because they are very balanced and have play-makers like us productive in all area”

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GUC Eagles in action against Cairo Hell Hounds

On the other hand the Cairo Hell Hounds had a rough match in what is considered the best match of the season, when they defeated the MSA Tigers 28-22 with a last minute touchdown! The Hounds ended the regular season as the least team in the league to allow passing yards, rushing yards and touchdowns. We talked to Coach Talib Wise about the game and here’s what he had to say:

“In a rematch of last year’s Egyptian Bowl, the top two teams face off again. It was a very close game last year and in our game a few weeks ago. Both teams know each other very well and I expect nothing less than a great game. The Eagles are well coached and have some nice talent on that team. The preparation is going great. Had our final practice tonight and we are confident in our game plan. All we have to do is execute it.”

Both these teams are known for their extremely proficient defenses, and tomorrows match won’t be any different. In their first meeting this season, the Eagles won the game with a 2 point differential, so there’s no telling how the Bowl will end. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be exciting!

The game will take place Friday April 29 at 6pm GMT+2.

Streaming links will be available on the Egyptian Federation of American Football (EFAF) Facebook page