LIVE: Pyramids FC v Al Ahly SC | DERBY | Egyptian League | JAN 4th 2018
Time 18:00 Cairo local time | 11:00 ET Canada-USA
Venue: 30 June Stadium
Referee: Danilo Grujic (Serbia)
There will be no room for more errors for both Ahly and Pyramids FC as they meet in a mouthwatering clash on Friday with the aim of keeping their hopes of challenging Egyptian Premier League leaders Zamalek alive.
With no love lost between both sides, given last summer’s falling-out between Pyramids Saudi chairman Turki Al-Sheikh and Ahly, plenty of excitement could be on display at Cairo’s Air Defence Stadium.
Al-Sheikh was an honorary Ahly chairman, spending big to bolster their squad before a dispute with the club’s administration saw him step down.
He then bought the unfancied Assiouty Sport and re-named it Pyramids, splashing the cash on some high-profile recruits, including Brazilian winger Keno who arrived with an Egyptian record fee of $10 million and produced a series of superb displays.
Pyramids are hoping they can cause an upset and win the league title while Ahly are seeking to be crowned Egyptian champions for a fourth successive season.
However, both have stumbled lately, leaving Zamalek to run away at the top.
The White Knights lead the table with 38 points, eight clear of Pyramids. Ahly are sixth on 24 points but can close the gap on their bitter Cairo rivals to five points if they win their three rescheduled matches, including Pyramid’s.
LIVE: Pyramids FC v Al Ahly SC