Ittihad of Alexandria sinks Zamalek dream for 2nd place | VIDEO
Ittihad condemned Zamalek to their third consecutive league defeat, claiming a comeback 2-1 victory away from home at Cairo Stadium on Thursday.
Following two losses to Ismaily and Maqassa, Ittihad made sure Zamalek’s hopes of finishing second this season were all but dashed with two quick goals in the second half.
Bassem Morsi gave Zamalek the lead in the 20th minute, before Khaled El-Ghandour and Ghanaian center-back Wilson Akakpo turned on the tables on 80 and 82 minutes respectively.
Zamalek manager Ehab Galal, whose future was up in the air ahead of the game, was dismissed shortly afterwards, ending an almost four-month spell at the helm.
The Cairo giants remain third of the league table with 54 points, six adrift of second-placed Ismaily and two clear of fourth-placed Masry – who still have three games in hand.
FT : Zamalek 1-2 Ittihad of Alexandria
Goals by: Bassem Morsi 20 / Mohamed Nagi 79, Akakpo 83
Nour El-Sayed, Mohamed Abdel-Meguid (Ittihad of Alexandria)
Zamalek: Ahmed El-Shennawi (Mahmoud Abdel-Rehim 53), Maarouf Yussuf, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdi , Hamdi Nagguez, Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, Mohamed Antar (Ayman Hefni 80), Ahmed Madbouli (Kasongo 77), Youssef Ibrahim ,Bassem Morsi
Ittihad of Alexandria: El-Hani Soliman – Wilson Akakpo, Marwan El-Nagar, Karim El-Dib, Nour El-Sayed, Ashour El-Adham, Mohamed Nagi,Ramzi Khaled , Khaled El-Ghandour, Ahmed El-Alfi (Fawzi El-Hennawi 65), Emmanuel Banahene (Mohamed Abdel-Meguid 46)
Venue: Cairo stadium
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