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Preview: No room for mistakes as Ahly face El-Entag El-Harby in Egyptian league

Ahly are in the runners-up place in the Egyptian Premier League teams' table with 52 points, nine points behind leaders Zamalek

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 24 Jul 2021
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Al Ahly's Mohamed Sherif celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates. REUTERS
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After the 1-1 draw with NBE Club, Ahly have no room for more slip-ups when they face El-Entag El-Harby on Sunday, in the postponed game from the 24th matchday of the Egyptian Premier League.

The Egyptian Premier League title holders are expected to fight till the end of the competition to keep their hopes of winning their 43rd league title alive, as well winning the treble for the second season in a row.

Ahly are in the runners-up place in the Egyptian Premier League teams' table with 52 points, nine points behind leaders Zamalek. Ahly must win their rescheduled games to level their points with perennial rivals Zamalek.

Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane confirmed that he and his team's players will fight until the end of the league's games after the draw with NBE Club last week to keep their hope of winning the domestic title alive.

"Ahly will fight for the title and there is no room for mistakes as there will be many variables," Mosimane was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"We have no choice except fighting until the final minute and wait for the variables," he added.

Ahly defeated El-Entag El-Harby 4-1 in a home game last January and the Red Devils are expected to repeat the performance with the new motivation of the thrilling draw with NBE Club.

El-Entag El-Harby are in the tail of the Egyptian Premier League teams' table with 19 points as they are suffering in the relegation zone.

Ahly will continue to miss a number of key players like injured winger Hussien El-Shahat, veteran goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi, winger Taher Mohamed Taher, midfielders Akram Tawfik, Nasser Maher, defender Ahmed Ramadan and forward Salah Mohsen, due to U23 national team duty in Tokyo Olympic Games.

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