RELIVE: Ahly v Zamalek (Egyptian League)

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Feb 2020

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage of Monday's match between Ahly and Zamalek in the postponed game from week 4 of the Egyptian Premier League

Ahly v Zamalek
Ahly's midfielder Aliou Dieng (C) vies for the ball against Zamalek's midfielder Tarek Hamed (R) during the Egyptian Super Cup final football match between Ahly SC and Zamalek SC at Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on February 20, 2020 AFP

20:50 Referee blows his whistle and game is called off following Zamalek no show.

20:30 Ahly have entered the pitch and still Zamalek players haven't arrived. The referee will wait for 20 minutes before calling the game off.

20:15 Ahly players have started their warm up again.

19:45 Youth coach Ahmed Abdel-Maqsoud has confirmed that he heading to the stadium with a youthful team but the bus is stuck in traffic.

19:30 The game will be postponed for one hour - until 20:30 - due to poor weather and traffic.

19:30 The game hasn't started yet as Zamalek team hasn't arrived.

19:00 Zamalek team hasn't arrived yet at the stadium while Ahly players will start their warm up.

18:30 Zamalek's team bus is heading towards Cairo stadium. According to several reports a youthful Zamalek's side will play the game and no senior players are among the crop.

18:15 Ahly's team bus is stucked in traffic following heavy rains in Cairo.

17:45 Ahly team is heading towards Cairo stadium while there are still no news from Zamalek.

17:00 Some reports suggest that Zamalek may field a youth team against Ahly tonight.

16:00 Still unclear whether Zamalek are going to play the game or not. Striker Mostafa Mohamed says it is cold and he is home !


15:30 Cairo stadium management announced the pitch is ready host the Cairo derby clash despite the torrential rain.
"Everything is ready to host the game as we have a well working water drainage system, so there is no problems to host the game," Cairo stadium manager Walid Abdel-Wahab told reporters a few hours before the game.

14:30 Bitter Cairo rivals Ahly and Zamalek meet again in the space of four days on Monday amid rising tensions following a heated Egyptian Super Cup game on Thursday.

13:00 Despite saying they will pull off from the Cairo derby, Zamalek canceled their early training session.

Venue: Cairo international stadium

Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania)

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