Shikabala’s late goal edges Zamalek past Aswan | VIDEO
A late goal from Mahmoud ‘Shikabala’ Abdel-Razek helped Zamalek claim a narrow 1-0 win over bottom side Aswan in an Egyptian League game at Petro Sport stadium on Thursday.
The experienced winger fired a nice shot from inside the area after receiving Mahmoud Hamdy’s pass, giving Zamalek three precious points that would help the White Knights cement their third place in the league table as they are looking to secure an African birth next season.
Zamalek are third in the League table with 58 points, six points ahead of fourth-placed Masry who will face Petrojet on Saturday.
The White Knights made a slow start of the game, suffering against a defensive-minded Aswan who did their best during the 90 minutes to avoid loss as they are battling to escape from the relegation zone.
But a defensive lapse in the last minute allowed unmarked Shikabala claim the winner.
Thursday’s win will give Zamalek’s players a morale boost ahead of their African Champions League clash against Algerian side USMA set to be played in Algeria on Wednesday.
Watch the goal here:
Full time : Zamalek 1-0 Aswan
Scorer: Shikabala 90
Essam Saad (Aswan)
Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shennawi, Hosni Fathi, Ali Gabr, Mahmoud Hamdi, Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh, Ahmed Tawfiq (Mahmoud Abdel-Atti 78), Maarouf Yussuf, Stanley Ohawuchi, Mostafa Fath (Mohamed Mossaad 61), Mahmoud Shikabala, Bassem Morsi (Emmanuel Mayuka 73)
Aswan: Essam Saad, El-Sayed El-Shabrawi, Hamada El-Sayed (Bassem Eid 55), Moaz El-Hennawi, Ahmed Shedid, Hossam Abdelaal, Hossam Galal, Selim Abdel-Khaleq, Mohamed Rezk (Jerome Ouiya 78),John Utaka,Razak Cisse (Mohamed Khalifa 70)
Venue: PetroSport Stadium
Referee: Samir Mahmoud Othman
Zamalek (3rd with 57 points after 30 games)
Aswan (15th with 25 points after 30 games)