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GROUP A – Egyptian Premier League Matchday Three Roundup
Matchday Three Roundup
Three Group A matches and one Group B match were played in the Egyptian Premier League today – with the four other games from the group played on Thursday, to signal the end of another fascinating matchday. ENPPI swept past Ghazl El-Mahalla at Petrosport, Dakhleya and El-Gouna ended in a goalless draw, Petrojet cruised past Menya and finally the Al Ahly youngsters did it again, winning against Smouha.
ENPPI 3-1 Ghazl El Mahalla
Salah Ashour, Ahmed Refaat and Saleh Gomaa – who was playing his final match for the club ahead of an imminent move to Nacional – put in a great performance in the final third for ENPPI, as the petroleum team swept fast El Falaheen. Former Shorta striker Ashour scored a brace, while Refaat scored arguably the best goal of the season up until now.
ENNPI took the lead when a corner was played in from the right-hand side, just as it was about to go out for a goal-kick, star performer Osama Ragab put it back into play with a header, before Salah Ashour dived forward to score. The petroleum side then doubled their lead when Ahmed Refaat’s shot was kept out by Al-Mahdi Soliman, but the save fell to Ashour who made no mistake from six yards. El Falaheen pulled one back through a penalty from Mahmoud Bazied who calmly scored his penalty. Then in the second half, came the special goal. Osama Ragab played a throw-in to Salah Ashour who quickly played it to Saleh Gomaa, the youngster made an outstanding pass from midfield to the barging Ahmed Refaat who finished really well.
Dakhleya 0-0 El-Gouna
Dakhleya and Gouna played out a goalless draw at the Military Defense Stadium. Neither Ahmed Temsah or Minsu Buba managed to score past Amer Mohamed Amer and Ahmed Fawzy respectively. Dakhleya now have their second point from two games, while El-Gouna are on four points from three games.
Petrojet 3-0 Menya
Looks like it is going to be a long season for Menya, as Petrojet continue their wonderful start to the Egyptian Premier League season. Petrojet are now on seven points from three games, while Menya remain on three points from three games.
Despite being reduced to ten men after Omar Yahia’s sending off, nothing stopped the petroleum side. Osama Mohamed’s cross from the left-hand side was met by Menya player Khaled Abdel-Razek who put through his own net. Petrojet then doubled their lead through James Teddy Owoboskini. The Menya players thought the Nigerian was offside, but the linesman kept his flag down as he went to finish past Atef Noshy. The third was scored by Ahmed Omran who went through on goal from the right-hand side before finishing past Noshy.
Smouha 0-2 Al Ahly
The Ahly youngsters have done it again. An array of young players put in a fantastic shift against a strong side which boasts the likes of Ernst Papa Arko, Alaa Aly, and Moatasem Salem, and a side tipped by two of our experts to break into the top four this season. This takes the African Champions to six points from two games, while Smouha remain on three points from two games.
Abdullah El-Said scored the first goal of the game which a free-kick which was miscalculated by Smouha goalkeeper Ahmed Yehia. Abdullah El-Said doubled his tally and Ahly’s lead with a great finish after a cheeky free-kick from star performer Ahmed Shoukry.