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Ekramy: League title more important than individual records


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Al Ahly goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy expressed his happiness after helping his side win the Egyptian Premier League title for the 39th time in their history.

Despite drawing 2-2 with title rivals Misr El-Maqassa on Monday, the Red Devils sealed the title with four games left to play, topping the league with 76 points, 12 clear of second-placed Maqassa.

“Congratulations to Al Ahly fans, players, and technical team. It’s a very important title. We worked from day one until we won the league with four games to spare,” the 33-year-old keeper said.

The Egypt international keeper put in strong performances this season, conceding only nine goals in 30 games this season. He also became the first keeper in the history of the league to keep 22 clean sheets in one season.

“The league title is more important than individual achievements. The credit goes to the whole team, not to individuals,” Ekramy added.

After securing the league title, Al Ahly will now focus on their CAF Champions League campaign. Record eight-time African champions Al Ahly, who top Group D with four points, will face Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in their third group stage match on June 4.

“One day is enough to celebrate the title before we start focusing on the Wydad game,” Ekramy added.

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