Preview: Ahly seek to maintain perfect start in Egyptian League against Ismaily

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 7 Oct 2023

Ahly is determined to uphold their flawless start in the Egyptian Premier League as they prepare to take on Ismaily on Sunday.

Percy Tau scored twice on his debut against Ismaily (Photo: Ahly s official Facebook page)
Percy Tau scored twice on his debut against Ismaily (Photo: Ahly s official Facebook page)


The Red Devils kicked off the Egyptian Premier League last month with an impressive 4-0 victory over Masry.

However, their second match against Ceramica Cleopatra had to be postponed due to their participation in the African Champions League.

On the other hand, Ismaily experienced a setback in their league opener, suffering a defeat against ZED FC.

However, they bounced back in the second matchday, securing a 3-1 win over Ittihad of Alexandria last week.

Ahly will be without the services of defender Rami Rabia, who recently underwent minor foot surgery, as well as injured striker Salah Mohsen.

Mahmoud "Kahraba" Abdel-Moneim will sit out of the game as he is currently serving a six-game suspension in the league.

However coach Marcel Koller is expected to field French striker Anthony Modeste to spearhead the attack with South African winger Percy Tau could also be deployed in a central role.

Meanwhile, Ismaily coach Ihab Galal is expected to field Ghanian striker Yaw Annor who made an impact against Ittihad of Alexandria by scoring on his season debut.

Unfortunately for Ismaily, their first-choice goalkeeper Ahmed Adel Abdel-Moneim who sustained an injury against Ittihad of Alexandria.

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