CAIRO – Zamalek, Ceramica Cleopatra, Enppi and Al-Masry of Port Said claimed wins in their matches in the 4rth week of the Egyptian Premier League 2023-2024 season as Al-Ittihad dropped points with draw at Baladeyet el-Mahalla.
At Cairo International Stadium, Zamalek secured a sizzling 5-1 win over Smouha.
Zamalek took an early lead in the 3rd minutes when winger Mostafa Shalaby converted a cross from Omar Gaber into Smouha’s net.
In the 13th minute, winger Ahmed Sayed ‘Zizo’ added the second from Youssef Obama’s cross.
In the 45+5′, playmaker Youssef Obama scored the third from a heel pass from Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala’.
Smouha’s midfielder Fady Farid scored his side’s sole goal in the 67th minutes.
In the 81st minutes, Zamalek’s captain Shikabala shot a ball that hit Smouha’s goal crossbar and rebounded to Tunisian striker Seifeddine Jaziri, who scored his side’s fourth goal.
Shikabala increased the lead with a brilliant effort in the 89th minutes to effectively put the outcome beyond doubt.
The result pushed Zamalek to 3rd place with eight points from four matches as Smouha remained at 6th place with seven points from four matches.
At Arab Contractors Stadium, Ceramica Cleopatra stunned hapless Al-Dakhleya 4-0 during a brilliant first-half display in which they scored four goals.
Midfielder Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiz opened the scoring in the 8th minutes as playmaker added the second from the penalty spot in the 22nd minutes.
Algerian midfielder Ahmed Kendouci netted two stunning goals in the 34th and 36th minutes.
The victory left Ceramica Cleopatra to 10th place on four points from three matches as Al-Dakhleya stayed in 14th place with three points from four matches.
At Petrosport Stadium in Cairo, Enppi defeated NBE Club 3-1.
Defender Ahmed Khalil opened the scoring for Enppi in the 29th minutes as striker Osama Faisl grabbed the equaliser for NBE Club in the 49th minutes.
Ziad Kamal added the second for Enppi from the penalty spot in the 79th minutes.
Mohamed Nasser put the finishing touches on an incredible sweeping the petroleum side move to make it 3-1 in the 90+6’.
The result moved Enppi to 11th place in the table on four points from four matches as NBE Club remained winless in 18th spot without any points earned so far from four matches.
At Borg el-Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Tunisian striker Fakhreddine Ben Youssef’s second-half goal earned Al-Masry of Port Said a 1-0 home win over Talae el-Geish.
The result left Al-Masry of Port Said in 2nd place with nine points from four games as Talae el-Geish remained in 12th place on four points from four matches.
At El-Mahalla Stadium, Ittihad of Alexandria fought back from two goals down to salvage a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw against Baladeyet el-Mahalla.
Baladeyet el-Mahalla striker Hossam Ashraf scored twice in the 13th and 39th minutes respectively.
Ghanaian striker Benjamin Boateng scored for Ittihad in the 45+1’ as Islam Abu Salima succeeded in equalizing in the 81st minutes.
The draw kept Baladeyet el-Mahalla in 8th place with five points from 4 matches as Al-Ittihad remained at 9th place with 5 points from 4 games.