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Cairo_ 21 September: The new season of the Egyptian Premier League starts on Saturday, only one day after the dramatic Egyptian Super Cup Derby between Al_Ahly and Zamalek.
The league starts in Cairo when El Geish hosts Arab Contractors at 3:30 pm.
Arab Contractors were the league's underdogs last season and they were close to finish at the top 4 positions while El Geish did not have a good season last year and they avoided relegation at the last stage of the season.
Both teams aim to have a strong start at the league.
The second game will be played in El Gouna when the local club hosts giants, Ismaily.
El Gouna decided the league title race last season when they defeated Zamalek 2_1 at home and gave Al_Ahly the chance to win the league title.
The last game will be played in Cairo when one of the main title contenders, Pyramids, host Enppi at 8:00 pm.
Pyramids failed to finish last season with a title after they lost the Egyptian Cup Final 3_0 to Zamalek.
The opening fixture's remaining games will be played on Sunday and Monday.