Al Ahly Keep League Title Hope Alive After Narrow Win Over El-Makkasa

After earning a vital 2-0 win over El-Gouna on Sunday to maintain a nine-point gap on league leaders and arch-rivals Zamalek, Al Ahly secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Misr El-Makkasa at the Military Academy stadium in Cairo on Wednesday in the Egyptian Premier League.

Aliou Dieng scored the winner in the 23 rd minute to keep his side’s title hopes alive.

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After 26 games, Al Ahly are now third in the league table with 54 points, six behind leaders Zamalek who played one match more.

Pyramids FC who defeated NBE earlier in the day remain second with 59 points from 27 games.

The hosts were close on scoring the equaliser just before the break but their goal was disallowed due to an offside.

Ahly keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi picked-up a head injury and he was replaced in the second half debut.

This second half was a boring affair as Ahly players were content with their lead, while Maqassa players appeared uncapable to level the score despite their dominance in terms of possession in many parts of this half.

They had another goal disallowed in the dying minutes due to offside.

Ahly will face Arab Contractors in a rescheduled game on Saturday.