Al Ahly third straight Egyptian Premier League title is near
Ahly moved within touching distance of a third straight Egyptian Premier League title after a late goal from Junior Ajayi gave them a 2-1 win over El-Entag El-Harby at Cairo Stadium on Saturday.
The Nigerian forward atoned for an earlier stunning miss when he drilled home on the rebound with 13 minutes remaining as the irresistible Red Devils grabbed a 13th consecutive victory to move a step closer towards retaining their title.
Winger Ahmed Hamoudi, who was taken off before halftime after picking up an injury, put Ahly ahead after 10 minutes with a fine chip but Khaled Kamar converted a penalty signaled by the additional assistant referee to restore parity a few minutes later.
Ajayi made Ahly’s pressure count after a flurry of missed chances as the Cairo giants moved within five points from wrapping up their 40th league title.
They are on top of the table with 69 points, a massive 21 ahead of second-placed Zamalek with eight matches remaining before the end of the season.