Hungarian Viktor Kassai to referee Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 27 Dec 2016

Kassai previously took charge of last season's league derby, when Ahly defeated Zamalek

Viktor Kassai
Viktor Kassai

Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai has been appointed to officiate at Thursday's Cairo derby between Zamalek and Ahly in the Egyptian Premiere League, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Tuesday.

This will not be the first time that the 41-year-old Kassai has come to Egypt, having previously refereed last season's Cairo derby in February, when Ahly defeated Zamalek 2-0.

Kassai started his international career in 2003, and he was present at several major events, such as Euro 2008, Euro 2012, the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final.

Kassai made headlines at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup after becoming the first ever referee to award a penalty after viewing a video replay.

Zamalek sits third in the Egyptian league table with 34 points, eight points behind leaders Ahly, who have played two matches more.

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