Hero Kasongo scores winning goal for Zamalek against Degla | VIDEO
Kabongo Kasongo atoned for a number of misses and poorly-hit shots to score a scrappy winner in stoppage time as Zamalek rode their luck to beat resilient Wadi Degla 1-0 for their third consecutive Egyptian Premier League win on Wednesday.
The Congolese forward, under fire for his recent poor displays, on the goalline three minutes into the additional time after a free-kick caused mayhem in the Degla area, giving Zamalek a barely-deserved win.
Degla were unlucky not to open the scoring earlier, twice missing in one-on-one situations as Zamalek keeper Ahmed El-Shennawi produced a superb display to stake his claim for an Egypt spot at the World Cup finals in Russia.
Zamalek kept alive their hopes of a second-place finish that would earn them an African Champions League qualification. Their third straight victory under new coach Ihab Galal lifted them to the third spot on 42 points, four behind second-placed Ismaily who have a game in hand.
Degla are 14th with 25 points, just four above the relegation zone.