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EFA announce Cairo derby date, venue

EFA announce Cairo derby date, venue

The Egyptian Football Association have announced on Sunday the date of the in the final round of the Egyptian Premier League.

The Cairo derby between Al Ahly and Zamalek is arguably the fiercest rivalry in Africa and is one of the most anticipated matches in the middle east.

READ: Top 10 Cairo Derby encounters of all time

The day has been set for the Egyptian derby between the league champions Al Ahly and Zamalek, who currently sit third, six points behind second-placed Ismaily and two above fourth-placed Al Masry, who still have three games in hand.

And the EFA have announced that both teams will conclude their league campaign with the derby. The game will be played on Thursday, April 26 at Cairo International Stadium.

Al Ahly Zamalek Cairo derby

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Ahly have secured their 40th league title after beating ENPPI in March and will be looking to extend their unbeaten league run against their rivals Zamalek.

The Whites’ last league victory over Al Ahly came in the 2006–2007 season, and since then they haven’t managed to beat their rivals despite playing 15 league games.

The Red Devils defeated the White Knights 3-0 in the away leg and will be looking to end the local season on a high with a victory against their arch-rivals.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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  1. Ahmed salih

    April 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Its not the firecest anymore since fans cannot come to the stadium and lit the game

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