Ahly defeated Zamalek 2-0 in the Cairo derby Tuesday in the Egyptian Premier League causing sacking of the title-holders' newly-appointed coach Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam.
Ahly confirmed their league lead with 38 points from 16 points, seven points ahead of Zamalek.
Read the match full review here.
"The word draw is not in our dictionary as we always play to win. We were fully focused in the trainings for the game because it's very important to win these three points. I and all teammates appreciate [the care-taker] coach Abdel-Aziz Abdel-Shafi 'Zizo,' and I hope he completes the full season with us."
"I am so happy to play in the Cairo derby as it's a very good opportunity for any player even if for a few minutes and winning made us more confident. We need nothing now but to clinch a title."
"I hope that interim coach Zizo will remain in charge of the team," the right winger told ON TV after the match.
"He is a fantastic person and we all feel comfortable with him."
"We weren’t in a hurry to win unlike Zamalek. We scored the first goal and the match became easier," the winger told ON TV after the match.
"I am sorry to waste an important chance. I should have kicked the ball with my left hand."
"We shouldn't exaggerate in our celebration after beating Zamalek, as the league's title race is still open," the goalkeeper told Nile Sport TV channel after the game.
"The big delight will be when we regain the league title," he added.
"In these matches, the most important thing is winning, not who played the game," said the veteran striker who missed the match for disciplinary reasons.
"Beating Zamalek this time is important as we extended the gap with them to seven points and also pleasing our fans by beating our arch rivals.
"The win gives players a moral boost in the coming matches," he concluded.
"Beating Zamalek boosted our morale, especially after cementing our lead on the top of the table with a 7 point difference. We must maintain our points difference to win the title."
"This is my second Cairo derby and I am so happy with the victory and keeping a clean sheet for four successive games."