John Antwi makes history in Egyptian football

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Ghanaian striker John Antwi made history on Sunday after becoming the first foreign player to score 100 goals in Egyptian football.

The former Dreams FC forward achieved the feat when he gave Pyramids a 1-0 lead in the dying embers of the first half against El-Gouna, a game they eventually lost 2-1.

Antwi achieved the incredible feat playing for four clubs in the North African country.

He was first introduced to the Egyptian league in 2012 when he joined Ismaily from Ghanaian fold Sekondi Eleven Wise. Antwi didn’t waste time to settle in, he scored 35 goals before leaving in January 2015 for a short stint with Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.

In July 2015, Antwi returned to the Egyptian league and signed for giants Al Ahly, he netted 11 goals for Al Ahly.

Antwi further scored 40 goals for Misr El Makasa between 2016-2019, with part of his time at the club being on loan from Al Ahly.

The 28-year-old in 2018 became the highest scoring foreigner in the history of Egypt football, surpassing compatriot Ernest Papa Arko who had scored 61 then.

In 2019, Antwi joined moneybags Pyramids, he has so far scored 14 goals for them, with 5 of those goals coming this season.

Whiles playing for Ismaily, Antwi in 2013/14 won the golden boot in the Egyptian league with 11 goals, becoming only the fifth foreigner to do so after John Utaka, Ernest Papa Arko, Flavio Amando and Minusu Buba.

Antwi in the 2014/15 season was also awarded the “Golden Shoe” trophy in the Egyptian cup after netting 4 goals.

Despite Antwi’s effort in Egypt, he’s yet to make an appearance for the senior national team. However, he received a call up to the team for a World Cup qualifier against Uganda in 2017.

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