Ahly, Zamalek to face off in first Cairo derby on 15 February

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 15 Sep 2023

The Egyptian Pro League has officially announced the dates and venues for the first round of the 2023/2024 season of the Egyptian Premier League, with the Cairo grand derby between Ahly and Zamalek scheduled to take place on 15th February.

Ahly vs. Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League
Ahly vs. Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League


The new league season will kick off on 18 September, and the first round will run until 14 April 2024.

The Cairo derby, initially slated for the 10th round, was postponed due to Ahly's participation in the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup.

In a statement released on Friday, the Pro League unveiled the complete schedule for the first round.

Ahly will begin their title defence against Masry on Tuesday, 19 September, while Zamalek face a challenging start against Pyramids FC, the runners-up who made significant investments during the summer transfer window.

Last season, Ahly clinched the Egyptian Premier League title with an impressive 83 points, finishing ten points ahead of Pyramids FC, their closest competitors.

Egyptian Premier League fixture (1st matchday)

Cairo local time (GMT +3)

Monday 18 September 
19:00 Talae El-Geish vs. NBE Club
Tuesday 19 September 
16:00 ZED FC vs. Ismaily
19:00 Ahly vs. Masry
Wednesday 20 September 
16:00 Dakhleya vs. Enppi
19:00 Arab Contractors vs. Baladeyet El-Mahalla
19:00 Smouha vs. Gouna
Thursday 21 September 
16:00 Pharco FC vs. FutureFC
19:00 Ittihad of Alexandria vs. Ceramica Cleopatra
19:00 Pyramids FC vs. Zamalek

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