The EFFL V kickoff has kept the audience on the edges of their seats during both Friday and Saturday games. Both games could’ve gone either way until the last seconds which reflected high levels of talent and hard work in all three teams.
The Cairo Hellhounds first took on the Cairo Bears on Friday in a heated and close game. The Hounds started focused scoring the first touchdown in their first offensive drive as QB Alia Haitham, previously a Titans player, earned an 18 yards passing touchdown received by the Hounds’ Nadien Baheir.
The Hounds then strengthened their position when Habiba El Assar ran for 72 yards, scoring the second TD of the game. But the Bears soon caught up scoring their first touchdown with a 28 yards keep by QB Haidy Wael.
During the 2 minutes warning, Nouran Walid Secured a 14 yards touchdown changing the dynamic of the game. Playing for the tie, the Bears attempted to earn the last conversion point but the odds weren’t in their favor.
The Hounds were able to secure their first win of the season making a strong statement on how they’re coming back this year. Their 13-12 score was definitely a tight win but was also an indicator of the tough competition we’re seeing in EFFL V.
On Saturday, The Cairo Bears played again in a tough game against the Eagles Athletic Club. Coming back from a loss, the Bears were focused and determined.
The Bears secured the first TD of the game with a 15 yards pass to Yara Ashraf. The Eagles quickly responded however with a 31 yards passing touchdown to Maha Abdelfattah.
The game was heated as both teams were determined, but the Eagles Maha Abdelfattah scored a game winning touchdown in the last seconds ending the game with a 21-14 score for the Eagles.
The first week of EFFL V wrapped up putting the Eagles in the lead with 9 points differential, coming in second are the Hounds with 1 point and last but not least the Bears with -8 differential points.
Of course, the numbers are still close and shifts will most probably happen. The one certainty this season is just how unexpected it’s going to be.