Mabululu's double fires Ittihad past Enppi in Egyptian League

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Mar 2024

Angolan international striker, Mabululu, returned from injury in spectacular fashion, netting twice to secure Ittihad of Alexandria a vital 2-1 victory over league leaders Enppi at Petrosport Stadium on Sunday.

Ittihad of Alexandria striker Mabululu celebrates after scoring against Enppi. Photo: Ittihad of Alexandria facebook page.


The 31-year-old forward, sidelined for Ittihad's last two outings due to injury, made a triumphant comeback, propelling his team to their first win in four matches.

Mabululu opened the scoring in the 18th minute, seizing on a rebound from keeper Mahdy Soliman to slot home from close range.

Enppi's Ahmed Youssef responded quickly after six minutes to bring the game level.

Despite Enppi's numerous opportunities to seize control, their forwards faltered in front of goal, lacking the decisive touch.

Ittihad of Alexandria intensified their pressure in the closing stages, with Mabululu clinching victory in injury time. The Angolan striker capitalized on yet another rebound, pouncing on a loose ball following Ahmed Amin's shot that rattled off the crossbar, ensuring no mistake from close range.

With this crucial win, Ittihad moves to second place in the league standings with 23 points from 13 matches, trailing leaders Enppi by three points, who have played two games more.

Mabululu, the reigning Egyptian Premier League top scorer, remains in contention to defend his title, currently sitting second in the scoring charts with eight goals, just one behind Baladiyet El-Mahalla's Hossam Ashraf.

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