Al Ahly beats Zamalek to stretch Egyptian League lead

Mahmoud Kahraba scored against his ex-club and substitute Mohamed Sherif added a late brace as Ahly claimed the Cairo derby’s bragging rights with an impressive 3-0 win over Zamalek on Saturday, dealing a severe blow to their rivals’ Egyptian Premier League hopes.

After a dull first half ended goalless, the match sprang into life after the break when Kahraba, on only his second match after returning from a six-month suspension, opened the scoring following a defensive lapse on 61 minutes.

He made way for Sherif a few minutes later and the striker, who has been criticized for a number of below-par displays this season, killed off Zamalek’s hopes with a well-taken double as the White Knights’ defence was left in tatters.

Ahly’s midfield linchpin Hamdi Fathi dictated play with an all-round display despite having just returned from injury as the team looked barely affected by a raft of injuries that hit some key players, including central defensive duo Mohamed Abdel-Moneim and Yasser Ibrahim.

The Red Devils, who top the table with 34 points from 14 games, increased their lead over fourth-placed and defending champions Zamalek to eight points. Future are second on 30 points, with Pyramids third on 27.

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please support our website by disabling your ad-blocker, our site is always free and we don't allow pop-ups or any annoying ads on nilesports.com

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close