Al Ahly 2-0 Ennpi | Match Highlights | Egyptian League
Second-half goals from the right and left backs ensured Ahly continued from where they left off in the Egyptian Premier League, marking a return to action with a 2-0 win over Enppi on Sunday to continue their smooth ride towards a fifth straight title.
Right-back Mohamed Hani broke the deadlock on 64 minutes after catching keeper Mahmoud Gad off-guard with a looping header before Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul put the icing on the cake with a fortuitous goal just before the final whistle.
Although Ahly looked rusty following a five-month league hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, they still got the job done to make it 17 wins out of 18 matches.
They are on top of the table with 52 points, 18 clear of second-placed and perennial rivals Zamalek, who have a game in hand.
Goals by: Mohamed Hani 64, Ali Maaloul 90+5
Yellow cards: Ayman Ashraf 21 (Ahly)/ Ali Fawzi 26, Mohamed Bassiouni 44, Mahmoud Ghali 90+2 (Enppi)
Ahly: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Mohamed Hani, Mahmoud Metwalli, Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul, Aliou Dieng (Hamdi Fathi 59), Amr El-Sulaya, Geraldo (Walid Soliman 72), Junior Ajayi, Magdi Afsha (Mahmoud Wahid 85), Marwan Mohsen (Aliou Badji 59)
Enppi: Mahmoud Gad, Ali Fawzi, Osama Galal, Rami Sabri, Karim Fouad (Ahmed Hussein 81), Abdel-Rahman Emad (Mahmoud Ghali 71), Ahmed El-Agouz (Himid Mao 63), Mohamed Bassiouni (Omar Fathi 81), Amr Nasser (Fiston Abdul Razak 71), Abdel-Rahman Amer, Ahmed Ali
Venue: Cairo stadium