20:30 Cairo local time | 13:30 ET CANADA-USA
Venue: Cairo International Stadium
Referee: Mahmoud El-Bana
Al Ahly will have an incredible opportunity to commemorate their 43rd league championship in a magnificent manner when they confront their longstanding rivals, Zamalek, in the highly anticipated Cairo derby at Cairo Stadium.
Ahly eagerly anticipates the perfect opportunity to reclaim the league trophy from their archrivals, and a victory against them would serve as an ideal occasion.
On Monday, the Red Devils secured their league title when Ceramica Cleopatra defeated Pyramids FC 2-1, creating an eight-point gap between Ahly and second-placed Pyramids FC with two matches remaining.
The technical staff of Ahly has advised the players to delay their celebrations until after the Cairo derby.
With an impeccable record in the league this season, the unbeaten Red Devils are heavily favored to triumph in the derby. Their opponents have struggled on all fronts throughout the season, further highlighting Ahly’s strong form.
Ahly boasts the most formidable attack in the domestic league, scoring 54 goals in 29 games.
Furthermore, their defense has been the most resilient in the competition, conceding a mere seven goals in the same number of matches.
In the reverse fixture, Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-0, with a goal by Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim and two by Mohamed Sherif.
Ahly also defeated Zamalek 2-0 in the Egyptian Super Cup last October.