VIDEO: Antwi helps Al Ahly make Egypt Cup history with 13-0 win
Al Ahly made Egypt Cup history on Thursday night, as they defeated a depleted El-Gouna side 13-0 to qualify to the quarter-finals of the competition.
The record competition winners were willing to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Etoile Sahel in the CAF Confederation Cup, and they did so in style, putting a staggering 13 goals past helpless goalkeeper Islam Soliman.
It is also worth mentioning that the newly relegated outfit fielded their U-17 team, mainly as a protest against the FA’s decision to turn down their appeal regarding Samir Fekry – who played with then-relegation strugglers Dakhleya, despite having a running contract with newly promoted Entag El-Harby.
The Yellows therefore claimed that Dakhelya’s stay in the top flight of Egyptian football is illegitimate, asking for the FA to take an action by relegating Alaa Abdelaal’s men, thus keeping El-Gouna in the Egyptian Premier League.
Al Ahly XI: Ahmed Adel; Ahmed Fathi, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, Mohamed Naguib (Malick Evouna), Hussein El-Sayed; Hossam Ashour (Mohamed Hany), Hossam Ghaly; Ramadan Sobhy, Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ (Momen Zakaria); John Antwi.
El-Gouna XI: Islam Soliman; Ahmed Kassem, Seif Hassan, Shams El-Din Said (Islam El-Leithy), Mahmoud Ibrahim; Khaled Salah, Tarek Hashem, Mohamed Sayed Awad (Zeyad Ahmed El-Seheify), Mohamed Abdelrahman; Ahmed El-Qorany, Mohamed Sayed Hegazy (Hamada Bekhit).
The game started off in electrifying fashion, and ironically – it was El-Gouna who took the initiative, Ahmed Samir El-Qorany with a powerful strike that hit the bar.
The resulting counterattack though started the goalfest, with Shams El-Din Said putting through his own net to make it 1-0.
Minutes later and it was 2-0, Abdallah El-Said converting his spot-kick, which was awarded following a tackle on Ramadan Sobhy.
Abdallah El-Said didn’t waste time to make it three one minute later, finishing in the back of the net past the helpless Islam Soliman.
With 18 minutes on the clock, it was 4-0; John Antwi making up for a chance he’d missed seconds earlier with a top finish.
The former Ismaily man made it five less than 10 minutes later, with another powerful finish that found the net.
The end of the first half saw an ignominious record, with 14-year-old Zeyad El-Seheify – son of the club’s director Ahmed El-Seheify – taking the field.
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Four minutes into the second half, and Ramadan Sobhy got his name on the scoresheet – placing the ball on Soliman’s left.
Less than five minutes later, Ahmed Fathi scored to make it 7-0, marking his first goal following his return to the Reds.
At that point, the game had become far easier than a training session, as new signing Malick Evouna got his name on the scoresheet; 8-0.
Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ then made up for missing a sitter early in the second half, latching onto Ghaly’s cross to score.
Left-back Hussein El-Sayed was next to get his name on the scoresheet, making it 10-0 with a calm finish.
Antwi once again proved deadly, too quick and too strong, the former Ismaily man scored two goals in quick succession – 12-0.
The final goal of the game was netted by Ghaly, 13-0.
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