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VIDEO: Egyptian Premier League – Matchday 10 Roundup
KingFut.com’s weekly coverage of the Egyptian Premier League returns with a few surprises, numerous red cards, and fourteen goals in six matches.
With Al-Ahly and Zamalek’s matches this week postponed, the spotlight was on the rest of the teams in the Egyptian Premier League. This week provided a good opportunity for players to stake their national team claims, since no Egypt-based players outside of Ahly and Zamalek featured in last month’s World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe.
Matchday 10 of the Egyptian Premier League:
El-Shorta 4-1 El-Entag
Nigerian Maruf Yusuf scores his third goal of the season along with goals from Mohamed ‘Onnosh’ Maged, Ibrahim El-Kadi and Mohamed El-Sadat. Medhat Ramadan scored El-Entag’s only goal from the spot in the 72nd minute, his second of the season.
Haras El-Hodood 0-0 Wadi Degla
Haras El-Hodood failed to take their chances and mount pressure on Al-Ahly and ENPPI in their pursue for a place in the semi-finals after a 0-0 draw with Wadi Degla. As for Delga’s new coach Hany Ramzy, who’s come to save Maged Samy’s club from relegation (after doing just that in Belgium with Lierse SK), he’ll gladly take a draw with two-time Egypt Cup champions El-Hodood. The talking point of the match was Haras El-Hodood dodging a penalty call after Wadi Degla’s Mohamed Aboul-Ela appeared to be tripped from behind in the 76th minute.
ENPPI 0-0 Misr El-Maqassa
This week’s results were more than perfect for Al-Ahly, with Haras already drawn 0-0 with Wadi Degla, the Petroleum boys also found themselves in a stalemate with Hossam Hassan’s Misr El-Maqassa; as a result, failing to retake 1st place from Al-Ahly.
Tala’a El-Gaish 0-4 Ismaily
In-form Ghanaian striker John Antwi scored a brace placing him joint-second in the goal scoring charts with 4 goals while Egypt international Amr El-Sulaya also added a brace as Ismaily smashed mid-table Gaish 4-0.
The game ended 9 vs 9 with four red cards given out to Gaish’s Salah Amin and Hani Sayed, and Ismaily’s Abdul-Hamid and self-proclaimed ‘Maradona of Egypt’, Omar Gamal. Six yellow cards were also given out in the tense encounter between the two sides.
Telephnat Beni Suif 0-1 Smouha
27-year-old Hamada Yehia also increased his tally to four goals, albeit only in his third game so far this season for the impressive Smouha as they managed to leap-frog Harras El-Hodoud into 3rd place in Group A.
El-Dakhleya 1-3 Arab Contractors
In their latest effort to steer away from the relegation zone, Arab Contractors recorded a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Group B relegation rivals El-Dakhleya. Mohamed Farouk, Mahmoud Ezzat and Ali Afifi scored the three goals for the Mountain Wolves while Saleh Moussa scored Dakhleya’s only goal in the 47th minute.