Al Ahly 2-0 Ittihad of Alexandria | Match Video Review
Reigning champions Ahly cruised to an easy 2-0 home victory over Alexandria’s Ittihad in the Egyptian league at El-Salam Stadium on Thursday.
Playing only their second league game of the season due to their Champions League commitments, goals from Junior Ajayi and Hussein El-Sayed either side of the interval gave Ahly their first win of the season.
Ahly’s victory came following Egypt’s World Cup qualification for the Russian finals, an achievement that was widely celebrated in the football-mad country who last reached the quadrennial tournament in 1990.
Full time: Ahly 2-0 Ittihad
Scorers: Ajayi 44, Hussein El-Sayed 80
Yellow cards: Saleh Gomaa 51 / Mahmoud Shaaban 4
Red card: Hesham Shehata 90+5
Ahly: Sherif Ekrami- Hussein El-Sayed, Rami Rabie, Saad Samir , Mohamed Hani, Hossam Ashour, Amr El-Soulaya, Saleh Gomaa (Moemen Zakareya 64), Ahmed Hamoudi (Walid Soliman 55), Junior Ajayi, Walid Azaro (Akram Tawfik 84)
Ittihad: El-Hani Soliman, Ramzi Khaled (Hossam Salama 52), Mohamed El-Shazli, Mohamed Atwa, Hesham Shehata, Mahmoud Shaaban (Mohamed Nagi 85), Ashour El-Adham, Khaled El-Ghandour, Mohamed Ali Moncer, Manucho, Ahmed El-Alfi (Fawzi El-Henawi 68)
Venue: El-Salam stadium (Cairo)