Isaac Muleme Credit:

2018 Egypt Cup (Quarter finals):

  • Al Ahly 0-1 Alassiouty Sport

Uganda Cranes left back Isaac Muleme played full time as his club Alassiouty Sports Club ejected out the Egyptian Premier League champions Al Ahly 1-0 out of the 2018 Egypt cup at the Peace stadium on Monday night.

Omar Kamal scored the priceless goal that took Alassiouty Sport to the semi finals of the knock out competition.

Moments earlier, the first real chance of the game arrived after 17 minutes for Al Ahly’s left back Sabry Rahil.

Rahil ran down the left wing and delivered a cross that found Islam Mohareb whose first-time shot went wide.

Junior Ajayi sustained a muscular injury at 28th minute which forced him out of the game.

The Red Devils coach Hossam El-Badry introduced Salah Mohsen in his place.

Al Ahly had huge penalty appeals when Islam Mohareb shot towards the goal but his effort was saved by Assiouty goalkeeper Dadour before hitting his fellow defender’s hand.

The match referee Adel Muhammed, however, signaled play on as the first 45 minutes ended goal-less.

The Red Devils continued their pursuit for the goal in the first 15 minutes of the second half through Mohamed Hany who dribbled his man on the right and delivered a low cross to Salah Mohsen whose shot from close range was too weak to beat the keeper.

In the 65th minute, Assiouty capitalised on a misplaced pass from Islam Mohareb in the midfield through their striker Omar Kamal who sprinted through Al Ahly’s defence and slotted the ball past El-Shennawy to give his team an unexpected lead.

El-Badry brought Hossam Ghaly on in an attempt to give his side’s midfield more flexibility. Nevertheless, Al Ahly struggled to find the much needed equalizer.

Contrarily, Assiouty almost doubled their lead at the death after Kamal went one-on-one once again with El-Shennawy but Al Ahly goalkeeper managed to block his shot this time.

Alassiouty Sport XI:

A. Dadour (G.K), Islam Siam, Isaac Muleme, H.Tolba, N. Donga, A. Oka. M. Rizk, Muhanad, Sh. Dabo, A. Fife, Shelongo


E.Sarowt, O. Kamal, Neo Gift, A. Gamal, O. Saviola, M. Salah, Sh. Reda

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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