Egyptian League Roundup | August 24th | All goals & highlights
NileSports.com’s coverage of Egyptian Premier League fourth match-day games August 24th 2018.
Defending champions Ahly looked sluggish in a dour first half but managed to get the job done after the break, with two quick-fire goals giving them a 2-0 win over promoted Haras El-Hodoud in the Egyptian Premier League in Alexandria on Friday.
Ahly scored from their first effort on goal when a goalkeeping blunder gifted them a 63rd-minute opener. A poor pass from Mosaad Awad, an ex-Ahly guardian, was intercepted by forward Mohamed Salah who made no mistake with a precise shot from the edge of the area.
Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul converted a disputed penalty shortly after to end the match as a contest as the Red Devils claimed a third consecutive league win following an opening 1-1 draw with Ismaily.
They moved top with 10 points from four games while Hodoud remained third from bottom with only one point.
Haras El-Hodoud 0-2 Ahly
Scorers: Salah Mohsen 63, Ali Maaloul 68 (pen)
Arab Contractors 1-2 ENPPI
Scorers: Taher Mohamed 51/ Onoriode Odah 86, Mohamed Shika 90+2
Ismaily 1-0 Maqassa
Scorer: Richard Baffour 30