Egyptian giants Al Ahly have extended their record in the Egyptian Premier League (EPL) by winning the 2019/2020 title – their 42nd in history and fifth in a row.
This comes following Al Ahly bitter rivals Zamalek falling to a 1-0 defeat against Aswan at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday 18th September 2020 which saw the Red Devils clinch the title, with seven games to spare.
Zamalek’s tally stopped at 55 points, seventeen shy of Al Ahly’s 72. With three more points to be deducted from Zamalek at the end of the season due to their non-showing against Al Ahly in the match day 4 fixture last February, The Red Devils guaranteed the title as Zamalek’s highest possible tally will stop at 70 points, have they won all their coming six games.
The EPL title is the second silverware for Ahly’s Swiss coach Rene Weiler who joined the club exactly a year ago. The former Anderlecht manager – who celebrated his 47th birthday last week – led The Red Devils to the 2019 Egypt’s Super Cup last September.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com