Super-sub Di Foneye helps ENPPI to first win; wasteful Ismaily held at home

Karim Farouk, Monday 24 Oct 2011

ENPPI and Beni Suef Telephones claim first wins; Ismaily held by Ittihad of Alexandria

ENPPI's coach Mokhtar Mokhtar celebrates his team first win

Ivorian striker Vincent Di Foneye came off the bench in the second half to score twice and claim a precious 3-2 win against newly promoted Dakhleya on Monday.

The Egypt Cup winners came back twice from behind as Adel Mostafa, at the 72nd minute, and Vincent Di Foneye, 83rd, cancelled Lama Kone, 52nd, and Mohamed Yehia's, 77th, lead before the Ivorian could strike the winner five minutes before time.

Mokhtar Mokhtar’s men have bounced back from a difficult start to the season as they were held by Gouna in the opening game, before being stunned by Ittihad of Alexandria 3-0 last weekend.

The rejuvenated Alexandrian team produced another impressive performance in Ismailia after holding title contenders Ismaily to a 1-1 draw.

The hosts almost dominated the first half in terms of possession but were denied by a strong defence and a heroic performance by keeper El-Hany Soliman, including an amazing save on Amr El-Sulaya’s attempt from inside the six yards.

Against the run of play, Ghanaian forward Samuel Kyere put Ittihad in the lead from a well-placed free kick in the 56th minute.

The lead did not last for too long, as Hosni Abd-Rabou restored parity two minutes later with a well-taken penalty kick.

The Dervishes went massively forward looking for the winner, but they left too many spaces at the back, allowing Mahmoud Samir and substitute Iraqi striker Mostafa Karim to create a lot of threats in the danger zone.

At the end of 90 minutes, both sides fairly shared the points of the game.

Meanwhile Beni Suef Telephones claimed their first ever victory in the Egyptian Premier League, with a convincing 3-0 win over struggling Ghazl El-Mahala, who have yet to gain their first point of the season.

Hassan Moussa, Ahmed Shokry and Mohamed Mehanna scored in the 18th, 45th and 83rd minutes to convert their side’s supremacy into victory.

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