Ahmed El-Sheikh gets Al Ahly back to winning ways against Petrojet | VIDEO
An early goal from out-of-favour winger Ahmed El-Sheikh helped Ahly return to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Petrojet in the Egyptian Premier League on Saturday, easing a crisis that threatens to ruin their season.
El-Sheikh scored what proved to be the winner as early as the eighth minute and although Ahly produced a largely sluggish display, they will still be content to bag three points after two successive league losses to Ittihad and Arab Contractors.
Caretaker coach Mohamed Youssef enjoyed his first win at the helm, having taken over on an interim basis after Frenchman Patrice Carteron was sacked following Ahly’s loss in the African Champions League final and elimination from the Arab Zayed Champions Cup.
Full time: Petrojet 0-1 Ahly
Goal by: Ahmed El-Sheikh 7
Yellow cards: Lala 53 (Petrojet) / El-Sulaya 58 (Ahly)
Petrojet: Ali Farag – Mohamed Reda, Ibrahim El-Qadi, Ahmed Abdel-Rasoul, Ahmed El-Sebai – Ahmed Abdel-Aal, Ahmed El-Agouz, Mohamed Vieira (Mohamed Salem 34), Ahmed Gamal (Ahmed Raaouf 76), Mahmoud Salah Abdel-Nasser – Ahmed Mostafa Lala (Ahmed Abdel-Rahman 65).
Ahly: Sherif Ekramy – Karim “Nedved” Walid, Ahmed Alaa, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf – Hossam Ashour (Amr El-Sulaya 43), Hesham Mohamed – Ahmed El-Sheikh (Bassem Ali 80), Nasser Maher (Islam Mohareb 66), Walid Soliman – Walid Azaro.
Venue: Military stadium, Suez