Ahly coach Abdel-Aziz Adbel-Shafy, "Zizo", said he was unlucky in the Arab Contractors match as Mohammed Fadl and Hossam Ashour were injured and may miss the much-anticipated Cairo Derby on Thursday.
“We suffered more bad luck as we were forced to make unscripted substitutions after Fadl and Ashour picked up injuries while wasting several goal scoring chances.” Abdel-Shafy said in a press conference.
“I am sad for losing two easy points against Arab Contractors,” Zizo added.
The Egyptian League holders are due to meet Zamalek in a Cairo Stadium showdown on 30 December. Abdel-Shafy said that his players had been distracted during the Arab Contractors' match by thoughts of the upcoming Cairo Derby.
Ahly are now fourth in the Egyptian League with 24 points while arch-rivals Zamalek soar on top with 30 points.