Little-known Raja earn Egyptian Premier League promotion for first time

Mohamad Mosselhi , Wednesday 12 Jun 2013

Egyptian second division side Raja promoted to the Egyptian Premier for the first time in the club's history

Raja earned promotion to the Egyptian Premier league for the first time in their history after they beat Tanta 1-0 on Wednesday on the last day of a second-division playoff.

The little-known club, who are based in Marsa Matrouh governorate, close to the Egyptian-Libyan border, secured passage to the elite Premier League in dramatic fashion.

They were fourth before facing Tanta but capitalised on a slip-up by three of their competitors to finish on top and advance to the elite Premier League via a better head-to-head record over Tanta after both sides finished level on eight points.

Raja became the second club to seal Premier League promotion after Menya.

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