Ahly to host Masry, Zamalek clash with Pyramids FC in EPL opener

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Sep 2023

Defending champions Ahly will kick off their title defense against Masry in the opening game of the new Egyptian Premier League season on 18 September.

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Ahly midfielder Amr el-Sulaya marks Zamalek defender Sayed Abdallah during the Egyptian Super Cup football match between Zamalek and Al-Ahly at the Hazza bin Zayed stadium in al-Ain on October 28, 2022. Photo: AFP


The Pro League conducted the draw ceremony on Monday, with treble-winning Ahly drawn against the Port Said-based club led by their former player Ali Maher.

Zamalek will face a tough start as they take on runners-up Pyramids FC, who invested heavily in the summer transfer window.

The Cairo derby between Ahly and Zamalek will be played in the 10th round.

The full dates and fixtures are yet to be announced.

The Egyptian Pro League chief Ahmed Diab confirmed that the season will commence on 18 September and end on 30 July 2024.

First round

Arab Contractors vs. Baladiyet El-Mahalla

Talae El-Gaish vs. NBE Club

Dakhleya vs. Enppi

Pharco FC vs. Modern Future

Ahly vs. Masry

Ittihad of Alexandria vs. Ceramica Cleopatra

Zed FC vs. Ismaily

Smouha vs. Gouna

Pyramids FC vs. Zamalek

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