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VIDEO: Al Ahly remain top of Group A with 3-0 win over Ragaa
Ahmed Fathi, Amr Gamal and El-Sayed Hamdy were able to secure the three points for Al Ahly over Ragaa in Alexandria.
Shortly before kick-off, some serious measurements were taken by Taher Abou-Zeid, the Minister of Sports, who sacked Al Ahly’s board and assigned Adel Heikal in Hassan Hamdy’s place. However, Prime Minister Hazem El-Biblawy has reportedly rejected the decision (more on this to follow shortly…).
Al Ahly’s Starting XI:
Sherif Ekramy – Wael Gomaa – Mohamed Nagiub – Ahmed Shedid Kenawy – Sabry Raheel – Abdullah El-Said – Ahmed Fathi – Manga – Trezeguet – Amr Gamal – El-Sayed Hamdy.
Al Ahly started the match with pressure, seeking to score an early goal. Abdullah El-Said struck the ball with force but goalkeeper Al-Khatab managed to clear it.
Al Ragaa tried to get into the match but failed to produce any real danger. Al Ahly’s attempts on goal finally paid off in the 37th minute, when Ahmed Fathi opened the scoring with a fantastic left-footed strike from outside the box.
El-Sayed Hamdy almost doubled the score for the visitors but he failed to convert Manga’s cross which was directed towards him.
15 minutes from kick-off in the second half was the time Amr Gamal needed to double the scoreline for Al Ahly. Khattab was able to clear Ahmed Fathi’s shot, only for Amr Gamal to strike it home on the 60th minute.
Abdullah El-Said tried to further extend the score with one of his powerful shots but Al Khataab once again managed to clear it to a corner.
El-Sayed Hamdy, whose son was reportedly kidnapped just before the game, found himself among Al Ahly’s scorers as he slotted home the 3rd a few minutes later. Hamdy ‘celebrated’ his goal with his hands over his face in tears after learning about the kidnapping of his son.
Al Ahly remain top of Group A with 12 points from four matches, and they also added their fourth consecutive clean sheet.