21:00 GMT 04/02/2021
The Algerian midfielder made a great start to life in the United Arab Emirates by securing maximum points for his new team on Thursday
Mehdi Abeid made a memorable debut in the Arabian Gulf League by scoring a late match-winning goal in Al Nasr 2-1 victory over Khorfakkan.
The 28-year-old who recently joined Krunoslav Jurcic’s side last Friday, was handed his maiden league start at the Al Maktoum Stadium and he immediately hit the ground running with a stoppage-time strike for the hosts after Toze’s 72nd-minute opener was cancelled out.
Abeid joined the Dubai outfit on a one-and-a-half-year deal from Nantes which brought an end to his over four-year stint in the French Ligue 1, which include a three-year spell in Dijon.
Thursday’s effort was the Algeria international’s first goal since he found the back of the net in Nantes’ 2-0 league win over Saint-Etienne back in January 2020.
His contribution helped Al Nasr grab their first league win after enduring three-game winless run. They climbed to fourth in the Arabian Gulf league table with 27 points after 15 matches.
Abeid will be targeting another victory with Al Ameed in their League Cup fixture against Kalba on Tuesday before they welcome eighth-placed Al Wasl to the Al Maktoum Stadium for their next league encounter on February 14.