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Two goals from Mostafa Mohamed and Mahmoud Trezeguet gave Egypt a stunning 2-1 victory over Belgium, the world's second-ranked team, in a friendly game played in Kuwait on Friday.

Ahly avenged their Egypt Cup loss to Zamalek by beating their traditional rivals 2-0 in a delayed domestic Super Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday, with Bruno Savio opening his account and coach Marcel Koller winning his first trophy at the helm.

The credentials of perennial Cairo rivals Ahly and Zamalek face an early test as they clash in the Egyptian Super Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday, with both looking to draw first blood to gain a psychological advantage for the new season.

Ahmed Zizo scored a hat-trick to continue his rich vein of form and lead Zamalek to the African Champions League group stage with a 5-1 hammering of Burundi's Flambeau du Centre in the second leg of the competition's second preliminary round on Friday.

Egypt's Zamalek slumped to a 4-1 shootout loss to Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal following a 1-1 draw in a fast-paced Egyptian-Saudi Super Cup game played at the stadium which will host the World Cup final in December.

When Jesualdo Ferreira was brought in for a second stint in charge of Zamalek in March, his mission was to rescue a faltering season that looked to be unraveling.

Red-hot winger Ahmed Zizo scored a hat-trick as Zamalek thrashed bottom side Maqassa 5-0 on Sunday to record their biggest win of the season and move within touching distance of winning the Egyptian Premier League.

Zamalek continued their relentless pursuit of a second straight Egyptian Premier League title after two well-taken goals from Ahmed Zizo and Seifeddine Jaziri gave them an easy 2-0 home win over Smouha on Sunday.

Egypt named Rui Vitoria as their new coach in the early hours of Tuesday, with the Portuguese taking over following the sudden dismissal of Ehab Galal after just three matches in charge.

Ahly squandered more than a dozen scoring chances and ended up suffering a stunning 3-2 loss to Smouha despite coming close to staging a remarkable comeback in an exciting Egyptian Premier League game in Alexandria on Wednesday.

Ahly and Zamalek played out an exciting 2-2 draw in a see-saw Cairo derby clash on Sunday that could have gone either way, with both sides likely to rue a missed opportunity to claim a precious Egyptian Premier League win.

Ahly will face their first real test following the departure of Pitso Mosimane when they meet Zamalek in the Cairo derby at Al-Salam Stadium on Sunday, where a win will put them in pole position to wrestle the Egyptian Premier League title back from their bitter rivals.

An Egypt side missing Mohamed Salah and several other regulars were taught a footballing lesson by South Korea on Tuesday, losing 4-1 in a friendly in Seoul that is likely to be the last straw for new coach Ehab Galal.

Ehab Galal is facing the stunning prospect of being axed just two matches after taking charge of Egypt, with a dismal 2-0 African Nations Cup qualifying loss to Ethiopia leaving his job hanging by a thread.

An out-of-sorts Egypt side slumped to a shock 2-0 loss to Ethiopia in Malawi after being utterly outplayed as they failed to maintain a winning start to their African Nations Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday.

Egypt marked the debut of new coach Ehab Galal with an uninspiring display but still snatched a 1-0 home win over Guinea in their opening African Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday, thanks to a late fortuitous goal from substitute Mostafa Mohamed.

Egypt's Ahly missed out on an unprecedented third straight Champions League trophy as Moroccan side Wydad clinched the title with a 2-0 victory at their Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca on Monday.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chief sent a message of support to Mohamed Salah after the Liverpool talisman received rare criticism at home following the Reds' bitter 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.

In the past two African Champions League editions, Ahly proved adept in negotiating knockout ties and going all the way. On Monday, a different challenge awaits them as they eye a history-making triumph in an anticipated final against Morocco's Wydad.

Ahly demanded their Egyptian Premier League game against NBE Club be replayed over what they said was a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) error that led to a first-half goal being chalked off in Wednesday's 0-0 draw.

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