Last Update 17:22
Saturday, 20 July 2019

Zamalek woes continue after 0-0 draw with Arab Contractors

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Apr 2018
Zamalek
File photo of an Egyptian Premier League game between Zamalek and Arab Contractors (Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1365
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1365

Zamalek extended their winless run to four matches and fell behind further in the race to obtain an African Confederation Cup spot after a 0-0 draw with Arab Contractors in the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday.

The ailing Cairo giants, playing their first game under caretaker coach Khaled Galal following the departure of Ehab Galal last week, were guilty of missing a host of goal-scoring chances either side of the interval.

The draw against Contractors, which came after three straight losses, leaves Zamalek third in the table with 55 points.

However, fourth-placed Masry, who have 52 points, still have four matches in hand which could give them a comfortable nine-point advantage over Zamalek as they chase a Confederation Cup spot.

Earlier in the day, Ismaily booked their place in the African Champions League after beating Maqassa 2-1 to ensure a second-place finish behind champions Ahly.

Zamalek wasted several clear-cut chances to score, with Congolese forward Kabongo Kasongo the main culprit.

After scoring an early goal that was correctly ruled out for offside, he fired horribly high over with the goal at his mercy after latching onto a fine pass from winger Emad Fathi.

Kasongo was guilty of another glaring miss six minutes after the restart, failing to connect with an inviting cross with the goal gaping.

Zamalek kept pushing forward in the second half, with Contractors offering no threats on the breakaways.

Mohamed Antar shot straight at the keeper when well-positioned to score after a pull-back from substitute Ahmed Madbouli in the 78th minute and central midfielder Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz sent a free header over the bar two minutes later.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

 
Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.