Al Ahly wins Egypt Cup in a dramatic match against Al Masry | VIDEO
Ahly scored two goals late in extra time in typical fashion to come from behind and earn a dramatic 2-1 victory over Masry, which gave them their first Egypt Cup title in 10 years and completed a domestic double.
Substitute Amr Gamal, who will join South Africa’s Bidvest Wits on loan, enjoyed a perfect send-off by heading home and creating another goal for veteran right-back Ahmed Fathi in the last four minutes of extra time to break the hearts of a brave and spirited Masry side and give Ahly a record-extending 36th cup title.
Attacking midfielder Abdallah Bika gave Masry a surprise lead with a hopeful shot in the first half of extra time but Masry coach and Egypt’s all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan was denied his first title in his managerial career following Ahly’s impressive late comeback, which has been a hallmark of the Cairo giants for over 10 years.
Ahly last won the oldest club competition in Egypt in 2007 when they beat Cairo rivals Zamalek 4-3 in a thrilling clash. They lost to their bitter foes in the previous two finals.
Masry also missed out on only their second title in history, having won the Egypt Cup in 1998.
Ahly will now turn their attention to the African Champions League as they eye a memorable treble. They will face Tunisia’s Esperance in a mouthwatering two-legged quarter final next month.