Al-Ahly team will enter, with the seven bells of the evening, today, Saturday, a difficult test when it faces its counterpart Enppi at the Alexandria Stadium at the end of the sixteenth round of the Egypt Cup, a match that the Red Genie is looking to win to reach the quarter-finals of the championship he holds his title and wants to continue his career to preserve his title And in search of the reconciliation of his fans, angry at the loss of the Super Championship in the last match against Al-Tala’i on penalties, 3-2 after the end of the original and extra time in a goalless draw.
Al-Ahly qualified for this round after overcoming the obstacle of victory with two goals against a goal, while Enppi beat Nabrouh with two goals to one as well.
South African Betso Musimani, coach of Al-Ahly Club, called on his players to overcome the obstacle of Enppi and restore victories to turn the page on the super and before him the league championship, the two championships that the Red Genie lost recently, and caused the Red Castle administration to impose a severe penalty on the players and the technical and administrative staff with a discount of 300 thousand pounds. of their dues.
Musimani intends to make several changes in the Al-Ahly squad against Enppi, especially after the decline in the level of some players, especially at the offensive level, after they failed for 120 minutes to score a goal in the Al-Tala’i net. The Red Genie players, three penalty kicks by Badr Banoun, Afsha and Mohamed Sherif, were a sufficient reason to lose the Super, despite the brilliance of Mohamed El-Shennawy and his response to two penalty kicks.
Tonight’s match is crucial, especially since the Red Castle administration will not accept any result other than winning and advancing to the next round of the tournament. Tonight, Al-Ahly misses South African Percy Tau, Mahmoud Metwally and Hussein El-Shahat due to injury, along with Mohamed Mahmoud, Nasser Maher and Junior Ajay, while Malian Eliod Yang and Moroccan Badr Bannon will return. For the starting lineup with the payment of new deals and loans.
On the other hand, the newly established Enppi in 1985 is one of the football teams that have turned the scales of Egyptian football in the past years since its rise to the Premier League in the 2002/2003 season under the leadership of the late Taha Bosri, where he managed to win the Egypt Cup twice in his first history at the expense of the Alexandrian Federation. In the 2005 season, with the goal of Magdy Abdel-Aty, and the second at the expense of Zamalek, with two goals against a goal in the 2011 season, and he is looking forward to winning the third title in his history.
For his part, Enppi technical director Helmy Tolan called on his players to take advantage of the state of shock experienced by Al-Ahly players after the loss of the Super in order to double his pain and exclude him from the Egypt Cup so that the petroleum team continues its journey to the end towards winning the third title in its history.
Several players left Enppi, led by captain Rami Sabry, Abdul Rahman Amer, Karim Tariq, Muhammad Rizk, Ismail Sawadjo and Omar Hossam, the goalkeeper, while the team signed Ahmed Jumaa, Hussam Arafat, Omar Adly, Mustafa Jamal, Ghanaian Masahado Al-Hassan and Khaled Reda.
Enppi is counting on the brilliance of its Nigerian striker John Iboka, the team’s top scorer last season, along with fast winger Mohamed Sherif Hathout and a battalion of young players in the ranks of the petroleum team.