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Second-tier Coca-Cola knock top division club out of Egypt Cup

Coca-Cola became the second lower division club to qualify for the Egypt Cup round of 16

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Feb 2021
File photo of a match for second-division side Coca-Cola (Photo: the club's official Facebook page)
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Second-tier Coca-Cola sprang a surprise in the Egypt Cup after defeating Premier League club El-Entag El-Harby 1-0 in the competition's round of 32 on Sunday.

Hossam Abdel-Wahed converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Coca-Cola, who have never played in the Premier League, a famous win.

Coca-Cola have become the second team in the lower division to qualify for the Egypt Cup round of 16 after Petrojet. Both sides will meet in the next round, with a second-division side now guaranteed a place in the last eight.

Coca-Cola, who are owned by the Egyptian branch of the famous beverage company, were established in 2011. They currently lie seventh in their second-division group with 17 points, five behind the last promotion place.

El-Entag made a poor start to their Premier League campaign as they lie third from bottom with nine points from 12 games.

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