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Emad El-Nahas breaks silence on ‘throwing Al Ahly games’ allegations

Emad El-Nahas breaks silence on 'throwing Al Ahly games' allegations

' head coach Emad El-Nahas has broken his silence on throwing his side's match against Al .

Mosimane's men struggled to break the deadlock for long periods but held firm and nicked all three points with goals in the final 11 minutes from Salah Mohsen and Mohamed Sherif.

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The victory is the only thing Al Ahly needed in order to keep their title bid on track, while Arab Contractors targeted the draw in order to distance themselves from the relegation zone.

And as the Arab Contractors are coached by Al Ahly legend and fan favourite Emad El-Nahas, unsupported allegations have risen against the former defender, who was accused of throwing the match in their opponents' favour.

It's not the first time these allegations have been aimed at El-Nahas, who during his managerial career managed to win just once while drawing a further game in 12 clashes with the Red Devils.

Moreover, rumours have emerged last January, accusing Emad El-Nahas of throwing the first-leg game after receiving a phone call at half-time as Arab Contractors slipped a two-goal lead.

Speaking of the allegations, El-Nahas said: “Throwing the game? No comment.

“I am not a fan of Al Ahly or Zamalek. My affiliation to any team doesn't mean that I am playing the match against Al Ahly in one way and against Zamalek in another.

“Some spread a lie and believe it. I don't doubt any coach whether was an Al Ahly fan or a Zamalek one.

“When you play against Al Ahly, you shouldn't make mistakes, and when we made a mistake, we conceded, which made things become difficult.

“We changed our method against Al Ahly from the first-leg. In the previous meeting we were pressing high and attacking, but today we were defending, but this is due to our situation.

“We tried, but we did not succeed in getting a positive result. If we had reached the 80th minute and the result was still 0-0, we would have relied on counter-attacks, but Al Ahly's first goal affected my players,” he added.

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