Egyptian PL BEST XI: 1st matchday

Ahram Online, Sunday 16 Oct 2011

Ahram Online gives you its selection of the best players after the 1st matchday of the Egyptian Premier League

Best XI
keeper Ahmed El-Shennawy (left), midfielder Adel Mostafa (center) and defender Wael Gomaa (right).

Goalkeeper: Ahmed El-Shenawy (Masry) produced a string of heroic saves that helped Masry keep a clean sheet against a battling Ghazl El-Mahalla team.

Right back: Ahmed Sobhy (ENPPI) delivered a solid performance at the backline, but also accomplished his offensive tasks to perfection after scoring his team’s third goal from an individual effort.

Central defender:  Wael Gomaa (Ahly) was the maestro of the Reds’ backline, leading the new back-four formation to contain Haras El-Hodoud’s offensive threat.

Central defender: Eliassou Issiaka (Masry) put Ghazl El-Mahalla striker Reda Metwalli under strict surveillance, giving him no space to move inside the box.

Left back: Fouad Salama (Masr Maqassa) has been a key element in Maqassa’s win against newly-promoted side Bani Sueif Telephones, producing a strong performance at the back and also scoring the third goal to kill any comeback hopes for their visitors.

Midfielder: Amer Sabry (Talae Al-Gaish) has been inspirational for his team, scoring the equaliser against Arab Contractors before Ernest Papa Arko scores the winner and making a huge effort in midfield to maintain his team’s supremacy until the end of the game.

Midfielder: Adel Mostafa (ENPPI) set up Ahmed Abdel-Zaher to score the his team’s first goal and himself scored the second a few minutes later.

Midfielder: Hosni Abd-Rabo (Ismaily) was the most inspirational player of the Dervishes scoring two goals in the 3-1 win against Petrojet.

Forward: Minusu Buba (Gouna) scored two and set up Al-Hilal for the third in the 3-3 thriller against ENPPI.

Forward: Abdoulaye Cisse (Masry) hit a brace in his team’s brilliant display against Ghazl El-Mahalla 3-0.

Forward: Oussou Konan (Masr Maqassa) capitalised on all the chances he got in front of the goal as he netted twice in the 3-0 victory against Bani Sueif Telephones.

 

Substitutes

Sherif Ekramy (Ahly), Hussein Aly (ENPPI), Aly Fathy (Arab Contractors), Ahmed Fathy (Ahly), Ahmed Abdel-Zaher (ENPPI), Salah Ashour (Ittihad El-Shorta), Omar El-Nagdy (Masr Maqassa).

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