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Egypt’s Maqassa qualify for African Champions League for first time

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Jun 2017
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Maqassa pip Zamalek to second place and an African Champions League spot (File photo: Ahram)
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Egyptian Premier League dark horses Maqassa qualified for the African Champions League for the first time after they came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory over El-Entag El-Harby on Friday.

Maqassa fell behind to a goal from Ethiopian striker Oumed Oukri after 19 minutes but their foreign contingent made the difference with two late goals to give them a precious win.

Madagascar’s Paulin Voavy, who caught the eyes with a series of superb displays this term, drew Maqassa level on 71 minutes after firing home from a low cross before Ghanaian on-loan striker John Antwi netted the winner eight minutes from time.

He popped up at the far post to slot home with a simple tap-in as Maqassa ensured a second-place finish for the first time ever.

Maqassa enjoy a seven-point lead over third-placed Zamalek with three matches remaining.

Although there are still nine more points up for grabs, Zamalek will be deducted three points at the end of the campaign as a punishment for withdrawing from a league game against Maqassa in April.

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