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Al Ahly host Ismaily, Zamalek face Entag in league opener
Egyptian Premier League titleholders Al Ahly will face Ismaily, while Zamalek will play against Entag El-Harby in the first gameweek of the upcoming season.
The draw of the 2016-17 season, scheduled to kick off mid-September, was held on Monday at the Egyptian Football Association headquarters.
The first gameweek will also see Aswan play against Dakhleya, Talaa El-Gaish face Al Masry, Ittihad of Alexandria play against Arab Contractors and Petrojet face Wadi Degla.
The upcoming season will witness the participation of Al Nasr Lel Taa’den, Al Sharqeya and Tanta who were promoted to the Egyptian Premier League from the second-tier; Misr El-Maqassa will face Tanta, Smouha will play against Al Sharqeya and Al Nasr will play ENPPI in the first week.
The Cairo derby games between Al Ahly and Zamalek will be played in gameweek 17 and 34.