Al Ahly registered goalless draw against El Gaish on Tuesday in the 2020/21 Egyptian Premier League game. Al Ahly dropping points at this stage of the race for the title represents an obstacle to lift the trophy.
It proved to be a frustrating 90 minutes for Pitso Mosimane’s CAF Champions League holders who could not find the back of the net despite being in a rich vein of scoring form of late.
Meanwhile, Al Ahly’s bitter rivals Zamalek took full advantage of the opportunity presented to them by securing a narrow 1-0 win over Wadi Degla.
Patrice Carteron’s charges had to wait until the 59th minute for the breakthrough thanks to Marwan Hamdi.
The updated log now shows that with just three matches remaining, Zamalek hold a handy four point lead over Al Ahly.
Al Ahly now face a situation where they must win their remaining three matches. Starting at home against third-placed Al Masry on Friday, 20 August (21:00 SA time). And Zamalek travel to ninth-placed Ceramica Cleopatra looking to cement their lead at the top of the standings.