Zamalek to face Smouha, Ahly take on Ismaily in Egyptian league start

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 9 Oct 2022

Zamalek will start their mission in the 2022-2023 Egyptian Premier League with a game against Smouha, while Ahly will face Ismaily.

Egyptian Premier League


The draw of the Egyptian Premier League 2022-2023 was held in Cairo on Sunday.

The league’s runners-up last season Pyramids FC will start their mission with a game against Enppi on the first matchday.

The Cairo derby between Ahly and Zamalek will be played on the 14th matchday.

“The new season will start on 18 October and it will be finished on 30 June 2023,” EPL President Ahmed Diab told a press conference on Sunday.

“The league games will continue during the World Cup as normal,” he added.

The World Cup will be played from 20 November to 18 December in Qatar.

“Our target is to make the Egyptian Premier League in the top of the African and the Arabia leagues,” Diab said.

Egypt will be adopting early kickoffs for football games in the new season as part of national plans to turn off lights early to save energy.

Zamalek were crowned Egyptian Premier League champions last term for a second consecutive season.

Egyptian Premier League 1st matchday schedule:

Enppi vs. Pyramids FC
Aswan vs. Ittihad of Alexandria
Ismaily vs. Ahly
Arab Contractors vs. Ghazl El Mahalla
Haras El-Hodoud vs. Future FC
NBE Club vs. Pharco FC
Zamalek vs. Smouha
Masry vs. Ceramica Cleopatra
Dakhleya SC vs. Talae El-Gaish

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