Al Ahly players celebrate victory over Wadi Degla, courtesy of Al Ahly official Facebook page
CAIRO-5 August 2021: The two-team race for the Egyptian League title is now at its peak. Al Ahly and Zamalek are equal in points, 61 points each, and we are seven matches away from the end of the league campaign.
The Red Devils are the defending champions and they are chasing their sixth straight league title and for sure they want to add their favourite trophy to their most-beloved one, the CAF Champions League trophy, to finish this long season in the best way.
Also, the team's head coach Pitso Mosimane, who already established his status as the fans' favourite, wants to win his first league title in Egypt to boost his legacy.
The South African arrived in October 2020 and after 10 months, he bagged two CAF Champions League titles, Egyptian Cup title, CAF Super Cup title besides securing the bronze medal in FIFA Club World Cup and he wishes to win almost everything in his debut year with the club.
Al Ahly played their last four matches without six key players, who participated with the U-23 national team in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Despite theses absences, Al Ahly managed to survive this hectic period with 10 points to secure their place atop of the table.
Al Ahly now hold the advantage to win the title and keep the trophy in Gezira as they are leading the table thanks to the head-to-head results.
Al Ahly's remaining games in the league are against: Ceramica Cleopatra, Ismaily, Enppi, El Gaish, Al Masry, El Gouna and Aswan.
On Saturday 7 August, Al Ahly will face Ceramica in Cairo while Zamalek will face Ghazl El Mahalla in Alexandria. As we see, the title race is exciting as ever and the Egyptian fans are following the matches of the nation's giants with great passion, waiting for magic moments to decide the league's fate.