LIVE: Al Ahly v Nogoom FC | Egyptian League | May 5th, 2019

LIVE: Al Ahly v Nogoom FC | Egyptian League | May 5th, 2019 Stay tuned as match is due to start at 19:00 Cairo time (GMT+2) Venue: Petro Sport...
Amr El Soulia
Photo credit: Al Ahly official twitter

LIVE: Al Ahly v Nogoom FC | Egyptian League | May 5th, 2019

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 19:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

Venue: Petro Sport stadium, Cairo

Referee: Mohamed El-Hanafy

Defending champions Ahly, who are eyeing a fourth consecutive Egyptian Premier League title, will be looking to maintain their position on top of the table when they play bottom side Nogoom on Sunday.

Ahly, who lost only once in their last 15 games as some January signings have turned around their fortunes, managed to bridge a seven-point gap with perennial rivals Zamalek to move join top.

They have 64 points, on level with Pyramids FC, who played two matches more, and four clear of third-placed Zamalek who still have a game in hand.

Ahly are seeking solace in the local league following their embarrassing African Champions League exit at the quarter-final stage, having lost 5-1 to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns on aggregate.

They look well-equipped to continue their domestic dominance, thanks to a series of efficient displays.

The only concern among Ahly’s demanding fans is the team’s wastefulness.

They wasted a plethora of chances in their last league outing and only settled the game against Talae El-Geish in their favour in their dying minutes, thanks to a superb low shot from in-form Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul that gave them a precious 2-1 win.

 

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