Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds death penalty to 3 Muslim Brotherhood leaders    Sudan to complain to Security Council of Ethiopian unilateral measures on GERD    Terror charges laid against accused in Canada Muslim attack    Egypt's Planning Minister reviews parliamentary report on economic, social development draft plan    17th Egyptian-Saudi Joint Committee agrees to develop trade cooperation    Preview: France and Germany in rare early meeting at Euro 2020    Endeavour Mining announces admission to London bourse listing    APO Group, Getty Images make African press releases, images available globally    Luxor's comprehensive health insurance scheme gearing for 1 July launch    Pakistan military: Bomb kills 4 soldiers guarding coal mine    Egypt's parliament approves the country's new 2021/22 budget and socio-economic development plan    7th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Cairo    Swiss director Julia Bünter's Fiancées will open 22nd Ismailia Int'l Film Festival    Egypt's stocks finished in mixed notes as benchmark EGX 30 adds 0.47%    Egypt's Qalaa Holdings chairman banned from flying – Reuters    America is back? Experts warn multiple issues threaten to divide NATO    Group-IB uncovers ongoing large-scale scam targeting Middle East, Africa    Italian film 'Mi chiamo Francesco Totti' wins BankGiro Loterij Audience Award at IFFR    24th Shanghai Film Festival marks Communist Party of China centenary    Macron wants to 'move forward' with Turkey ties    With surge in virus, Oman faces shortage of hospital beds: AP report    Global financial institutions commit $80 bln to support Africa's sustainable recovery    Safwa Holding launches S-One in New Capital with EGP 750m in investments    Shoukry heads to Doha for talks on GERD issue    Cairo Court announces 3 decisions in Zamalek apartment case    Egypt development projects in South Sudan serve as role model in Africa: Irrigation minister    Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective    A potential Ahly CAF Champions League final game causes dilemma for Olympic team    Some US allies near Russia are wary of Biden-Putin summit: AP report    The Nile for Peace Initiative calls for reaching a legally-binding agreement over GERD issue    Shoukry accuses Ethiopia of obstructing efforts to reach GERD agreement    Egypt, UNFPA to discuss further support to achieve 2030 agenda    Palestinian-Jordanian The Synaptik and Egyptian Felukah rappers team up in 'Nefsi' single    APO Group enters new exclusive agreement with Getty Images on African press releases and images    Iconic Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef dies at 87 in London    Chile's Sanchez out of Copa America group stage with injury    Defending champions Brazil hosts Copa America    Saudi Arabia limits 2021 Hajj pilgrimage to citizens, residents    France's Benzema eyes national team return    Egypt is on short list of partner countries for U.S. COVID-19 vaccines: embassy    Russia to resume charter flights to Egypt resorts in the coming days    Biden administration to send surplus U.S. COVID-19 vaccines to Egypt, several countries    Russia expects to resume charter flights to Egypt resorts in near future    Egypt's Sisi announces allocation of $500 million for reconstruction in war-wrecked Gaza    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Egypt's Ahly is establishing a new stadium, expected to be 'sports complex'    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    Veteran Egyptian journalist Makram Mohamed Ahmed passes away at 86    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Preview: Ahly seeking to recover from surprise Egyptian league setback
Published in Ahram Online on 23 - 04 - 2021

Holders Ahly will be looking to quickly get over a surprising setback when they meet Enppi in the Egyptian Premier League on Saturday, a few days after they tasted their first defeat of the season.
Ahly conceded a stoppage-time goal to suffer a 2-1 defeat by a lively Smouha side on Wednesday, which ended a 12-match unbeaten run in the premier domestic competition.
The Red Devils, in part, were affected by a big injury list that includes some key players such as regular full-backs Ali Maaloul and Mohamed Hani, central defender Yasser Ibrahim, defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi and winger Junior Ajayi.
Their makeshift defence was repeatedly caught on the break as Smouha launched some efficient counter attacks.
The defeat prevented Ahly from going level on points with leaders Zamalek, who pulled six points clear on top after beating El-Entag El-Harby 2-0 on Thursday.
However, Ahly would still overtake them with a three-point lead if they win their three games in hand. Bearing that in mind, they can't afford more slip-ups as they meet an Enppi side whose previous four matches ended in two defeats and two draws.
"We are suffering a lot due to our overwhelmed schedule, but we must deal with it," Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane told a news conference following the loss against Smouha.
"Finally, I will not speak about the injuries which the team suffers. They are not an excuse as we managed to defeat Zamalek while having several players out of action," he added, referring to a 2-1 Cairo derby victory last Sunday.
Ahly will still have to do without their injured players, with burly Malian midfielder Aliou Dieng also doubtful after picking up a knock against Smouha.
Enppi lie eighth in the 18-team table with 25 points from 17 matches.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Clic here to read the story from its source.