Egyptian Premier League best XI: 5th matchday

Ahram Online, Friday 4 Nov 2011

Ahram Online gives you its selection of the best players from the fifth matchday of the Egyptian Premier League

Best XI
Shikabala (L), Ramzi Saleh (C) and Emad Meteb (R)

Goalkeeper: Palestinian Ramzi Saleh (Smouha) pulled off a string of impressive save to deny Zamalek on many occasions, although his side eventually lost 1-0.

Right back: Ahmed Fathi (Ahly) produced a lively display down the right flank. He created the second goal following a darting run as Ahly beat Dakhleya 3-1.

Left back: Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Zamalek) whipped in some fine crosses as Zamalek claimed a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Smouha. He was once again the most prominent left back in the Egyptian league.

Centre back: Ahmed Hegazy (Ismaily) was instrumental in keeping ENPPI strikers at bay during the 2-1 win over the petroleum side.

Centre back: A promising 20-year-old defender, Mahmoud Alaa (Haras El-Hodoud) put in a solid display at the back. His goal-line clearance was vital in helping El-Hodoud beat Talae El-Gaish 1-0.

Midfielder: Shikabala (Zamalek) scored a remarkable free kick in stoppage time to give Zamalek a precious 1-0 victory over Smouha in Alexandria.

Midfielder: Hosni Abd-Rabou (Ismaily) maintained his impressive displays this season, scoring a superb goal to give his side a late victory over ENPPI. He is the league’s top scorer with seven goals in five games.

Midfielder: Mohamed Koffi (Petrojet), who is enjoying a fine run of form, scored twice to help Petrojet share honours with Ghazl El-Mahalla in a 2-2 draw.

Midfielder: Moroccan Omar Najdi (Maqassa) set up Oussou Konan for one of the five goals Maqassa scored in their win over Ittihad and produced a lively display throughout the match.

Striker: Ivorian Oussou Konan (Maqassa) notched a hat-trick against Ittihad to take his tally to six goals in five league games.

Striker: Emad Meteb (Ahly) won a penalty which Wael Gomaa converted before adding the second himself as Ahly claimed a 3-1 victory over promoted Dakhleya.

Substitutes: Ahmed El-Shennawy (Masry), Saleh Gomaa (ENPPI), Abdallah El-Saied (Ahly), Amer Sabry, Beshir El-Tabie (Talae El-Gaish),  Lama Kone (Dakhleya), Ashour El-Taqui (Wadi Degla)

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