Egypt's Amr Warda scores first goal with PAOK

Published April 24th, 2017 - 01:10 GMT
Warda celebrate scoring the first goal on Sunday (Photo: PAOK FC official twitter account)
Warda celebrate scoring the first goal on Sunday (Photo: PAOK FC official twitter account)

Egyptian international winger Amr Warda scored his first goal with Greek team PAOK FC in Sunday's 3-1 win over rivals Platanias.

Warda, who played the full 90 minutes, scored the opener after four minutes when he shot into the bottom corner following a low cross from the left.

PAOK are six points behind Olympiakos, who won the Greek league title after enjoying a comfortable 5-0 home win over struggling PAS Giannina in the penultimate match of the season.

Warda has made seven league appearances with PAOK since joining from fellow Greek side Panetolikos in January 2017.

Warda beacame the seventh Egyptian to play for PAOK after former Egyptian internationals Magdi Tolba, Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan, Abdel-Satar Sabri, Mahmoud Shikabala and Amir Azmy.

The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks of Cairo giants Ahly before moving to Alexandria-based club Ittihad on a season-long loan in 2014.

He then joined Panetolikos in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer, where he scored nine league goals in two seasons.

Wrada is a regular member of Egypt's squad under coach Hector Cuper, who called him up for the African Cup of Nations in Gabon early this year. The Pharaohs finished as runners-up after losing to Cameroon in the final.


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