Struggling Ahly held by Ittihad

Mahmoud Elassal, Saturday 11 Dec 2010

Ahly have failed again to clinch a win in their last four games after being held to a 2-2 away draw by Ittihad of Alexandria on Thursday, in a postponed game from day 5 of Egyptian Premier League.

Ahly - Ittihad
Ahly drop points again

Mohamed Abou-Treika, 9, and Mohamed Nagy “Gedo”, 30, blocked the hosts’ strikes from Hani El-Egeizy, 13, and Cameroonian striker Edet Otobong, 22, to share the points of the game.

The visitors had an early opener as Mostafa Selim “Afroto” sparkled on the right wing to set up Abou-Treika, who stuck from outside the area to put his team ahead after 9 minutes.

It did not last for too long as Hany El Egeizy picked a rebound from keeper Mahmoud Aboul Seoud and sent it back into the net.

Nine minutes later Otobong headed the second to increase his tally of goals to eight this season and move to the top of the Egyptian Premier League scorers’ chart.

The defending champions had to fight back again and Gedo was able to level the score by glancing the ball under the arms of keeper El Hany Soliman.

There was still 45 minutes to play but that wasn’t the most interesting part of the game as both sides failed to convert their chances into goals and the score remained locked.

Ahly are now at fifth place in the table with 20 points while Ittihad of Alexandria have moved two places up but are still in the danger zone with only 10 points.

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