Al Ahly clinch 42nd Egyptian Premier League title

Egyptian giants Al Ahly once again confirmed their domestic domination, extending their record in the Egyptian Premier League by winning the 2019/20 title, their 42nd in history and fifth in a row.

The Cairo giant wrapped up their record-extending 42nd title with six rounds left after gaining an unassailable 20-point lead on top.

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.

Ahly will face Morocco’s Wydad next month in an anticipated two-legged clash in the Champions League semi-final.

They have not won the continent’s blue-riband competition since clinching the last of their record eight titles in 2013.

The Red Devils came close to ending their barren run on two occasions, only to lose to Wydad and Tunisia’s Esperance in the 2017 and 2018 finals respectively.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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