FILE- Porto El Sokhna team
CAIRO – 9 April 2018: Porto El Sokhna football club promoted to the Egyptian second division after achieving a 1-0 away victory on Saturday over Baladeyet El Ismailya.
The club will appear in the Egyptian second division League next season for the first time in their history.
Porto reached the playoffs after leading their group in the preliminary round.
They played in the playoffs group alongside Nasr El Arish, Sinai Star and Baladeyet El Ismailya, with the leader of the group to win promotion.
Porto had an amazing journey at the third division playoffs, they defeated Nasr El Arish 1-0 at the opening game of the playoffs before defeating Sinai Star 3-1.
Porto won the third game against Baladeyet El Ismailya 2-1 at home and they repeated their victory in the away game on Saturday.
Porto are leading the group with 12 points, seven points ahead of the second placed, Sinai Star, to secure their qualification two weeks before the end of the season.
This season is a great success to the club and their young manager, Reda el Fadawy, in his first experience as a head coach.
“From day one, we have dreamed to play in the Egyptian first division. We have a very good team and I think we will surprise everyone next season,” the club goalkeeper, Mahmoud el Sayed told Egypt Today.
Fadawy formed a strong team in the pre season and he signed many veteran players like Al-Ahly former players, Mahmoud el Sayed, Abdel-Elah Galal and Mohamed Mahmoud Nano.
Fadawy and his players hope to achieve the same success next season in the second division and get promoted to the first division.