The draw for the second edition (2022-2023) of the tournament was held on Tuesday.
The League Cup is set to be played in a knockout system until the final, as opposed to last season's combined tournament system divided into three groups.
The preliminary round saw newly promoted teams Aswan, Haras El-Hodoud, and Dakhleya battle it out with Ghazl El Mahalla, the 15th-placed team in last season's league championship.
From that round, Ghazl El Mahalla and Haras El Hodood qualified, joining 14 teams from the Egyptian Premier League in the round of 16.
The matches will commence on Sunday, March 19th, with the showdown between Al-Ahly and Masry on Monday, March 27th, being the last match of the round of 16.
The dates of the League Cup round of 16 matches have already been announced as follows :
All times are Cairo time (GMT+2)
Sunday, 19 March: Arab Contractors vs. Haras El-Hodoud (Arab Contractors Stadium at 5:00 pm)
Monday, 20 March: Ghazl El Mahalla vs. Ismaily (Ghazl El Mahalla Stadium at 4:00 pm)
Monday, 20 March: Ittihad of Alexandria vs. Pharco (Alexandria Stadium at 7:00 pm)
Tuesday, 21 March: Ceramica Cleopatra vs. Smouha (Arab Contractors Stadium at 5:00 pm)
Saturday, 25 March: Future FC vs. Talae El-Geish (Petrosport Stadium at 9:15 pm)
Saturday, 25 March: Pyramids FC vs. Enppi (30 June Stadium at 9:00 pm)
Sunday, 26 March: Zamalek vs. NBE Club (Cairo Stadium at 9:15 pm)
Monday, 27 March : Al-Ahly vs. Masry (Borg El Arab Stadium at 9:15 pm)
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