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What Ahly players said after beating Zamalek in Egyptian league

Ahram Online collected reactions from Ahly players after defeating Zamalek 2-0 Tuesday in match day-17 of the Egyptian Premier League

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016
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Al-Ahly's Amr Gamal (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against El Zamalek during their Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" near Alexandria, Egypt, February 9, 2016. (REUTERS)
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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.

 

Hossam Ashour

hossam ashour

"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."

 

Saleh Gomaa

Saleh Gomaa

"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."

 

Ahmed Fathi

Ahmed Fathi

"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."

 

Ramadan Sobhi

Ramadan Sobhi

"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.

 

Moemen Zakareya

Moemen Zakareya

"I am sorry to waste an important chance. I should have kicked the ball with my left hand."

 

Sherif Ekramy

Sherif Ekramy

"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.

 

Emad Meteb

Emad Meteb

"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.

 

Ahmed El-Shiekh

Ahmed El-Shiekh

"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."

 

Ahmed Hegazy

Ahmed Hegazy

"This is my second Cairo derby and I am so happy with the victory and keeping a clean sheet for four successive games."

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