Ceramica Cleopatra outclass Masry 4-1 to claim Egyptian League Cup title

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 22 Jul 2023

Ceramica Cleopatra have claimed the Egyptian League Cup - their first-ever title - after defeating Masry 4-1 in the final game on Saturday.

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Ceramica Cleopatra players celebrates after winning the match against Masry on Saturday 22 July, 2023. Photo courtesy of Ceramica Cleopatra Facebook page.


Ceramica Cleopatra, which was promoted to the Premier League in 2021, dominated the game from the start, with striker Mohamed Antar opening the scoring only six minutes into the match.

Salah Mohsen doubled the score five minutes later, followed by Mohamed Shokry's goal in the 60th minute, ending Masry's hopes of a comeback.

Substitute midfielder Hossam Greisha scored Masry's only goal ten minutes into the second half, but it was not enough to turn the tide.

Nigerian forward Samuel Amadi sealed the victory for Ceramica Cleopatra with a superb show inside the area, scoring the fourth goal.

Masry coach Memi Abdel-Razek called up the substitutes to try and turn the game around, and the fans' support continued throughout the match.

Meanwhile, Ceramica Cleopatra, founded in 2007, started the game with high motivation, dominating the first half and gaining the upper hand.

The League Cup was introduced last season as the country's third-tier competition, with most high-profile clubs relying on fringe players.

Cairo giantsZamalek, and big-spenders Pyramids FC, were eliminated in the knockout stage, while champions Ahly withdrew from this year's edition.

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