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VIDEO: Egyptian Premier League – Matchday 12 Roundup
Kingfut‘s weekly coverage of the Egyptian Premier League returns, with another week of some very decent football on display.
Zamalek 2-1 El-Dakhleya
Coach Jorvan Viera has made history with the White Knights, sealing their 10th straight win – their best ever start to the Egyptian Premier League. International caps world record holder Ahmed Hassan opened the scoring after a good piece of play by Zamalek. Egypt U20 starlet Ahmed Samir equalized for El-Dakhleya in the 60th minute from the spot after a foul by Ahmed Magdy. In the last gasp of the match, Zamalek’s super sub Abdoulaye Cisse scored the winning goal to maintain the club’s perfect start to the season with a whopping 30 points after 10 games.
Telephonat Beni Suef 1-0 Haras El-Hodood
Helmy Toulan’s side continued their poor run of form with a loss against Telephonat Beni Suef. Ahmed Sherwyda scored the only goal of the game from a header in the 50th minute.
El-Gouna continued their impressive form with a win over relegation rivals Ghazl El-Mahalla. After mentioning Arafa El-Sayed has yet to open his scoring account last week, the Gouna striker responded with a brace to seal a much-needed three points for the club.
Ismaily 1-1 El-Shorta
In what has been a quite dull match compared to the previous performances between these two teams, the clubs ended the match with honors even. Said Kamal scored his third of the season to put El-Shorta in the lead after just 77 seconds. Amr El-Sulaya scored his fourth goal in three games, this time from the spot to equalize for Ismaily. The Yellow Dragons are yet to secure their place in the semi-finals as leaders Zamalek have, but they are definitely still on the right track and seven points clear of third place El-Shorta.
ENPPI 3-1 Wadi Degla
Ahmed Raouf opened the scoring for the Petroleum Boys in the 8th minute while Momen Zakaria then added a brace placing his team in the driver’s seat and himself as the league’s joint-top goal scorer. Syrian Abdul-Fattah Al-Agha scored a consolation goal for Hany Ramzy’s side in the 88th minute.
Tala’a El-Gaish 2-1 Al-Ittihad of Alexandria
Al-Ittihad’s poor season continued as a place in the relegation play-offs seems to be inevitable after another loss to Tala’a El-Gaish. Mahmoud Fathi scored his second of the season with a deflected free-kick in the 44th minute, only for Hossam Hassan to equalize for Gaish in the 48th minute. Liberian William Jebor scored his fourth goal of the season after grabbing the winning goal in the 79th minute.
Petrojet 1-1 El-Entag El-Harby
El-Entag, who also seem destined for the relegation play-offs, showed they won’t go down easily after securing a point against mid-table side Petrojet.
Al-Ahly 2-0 Smouha
Al-Ahly secured an impressive win over Shawky Ghareeb’s Smouha, who beat the Egyptian champions in the first round. Ahmed Abdel-Zaher seems to be enjoying his run in-from, scoring in the 26th minute to place Al-Ahly in the lead before the Red Devils sealed their win with following a brilliant team-goal finished off by Emad Metab from a very tight angle. Unfortunately, Ahly’s Rami Rabia who is a target for French club Lille, was suffered a knee injury on the stroke of half-time, which could be a major blow for Egypt at the U-20 World Cup this summer in Turkey depending on the results of his surgery in the upcoming days.