Egyptian Premier league champions Ahly have been drawn to face Ismaily in the first matchday of the new season that kicks off in the middle of September while runners-up Zamalek will start the season with El-Entag El-Harby game.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) held the draw of the 2016-17 Egyptian Premier League season Monday afternoon at their headquarters in Cairo.
The Cairo derby games between Ahly and Zamalek are scheduled to be played in the 17th and 34th weeks at the end of each round.
Egypt Sports minister Khaled Abdel-Aziz had announced Sunday that the new season would start mid September without fans attendance for the fourth straight year due to security concerns.
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