The “Al-Ahly and Pyramids” match is broadcast live on Ontime Sports 1, with the voice of the distinguished Egyptian sports commentator, “Medhat Shalaby.”
The whistle blows at the beginning of the meeting from the Egyptian international referee “Greishah Jihad” at 17:30 GMT, 19:30 Egyptian local time, 20:30 Saudi time.
The Air Defense Stadium in Cairo will be the scene of a high-caliber match.
The “Pyramids” club has won 13 points so far from 8 games, winning on 3 occasions, tied in 4, and losing one game. Its players scored 11 goals as the third strongest offensive line after Al-Ahly and Zamalek, and its net received 8 goals.
“Pyramids” achieved a single victory in the last 4 matches in the Egyptian League, and tied in 3 matches, the last of which was in the last round against “Smouha”. It is expected that coach “Rodolfo Aruabarina” be ousted if he fails to win against Al-Ahly today.
It seems that “Pyramids” are suffering greatly in closed rooms, which was evident in the last match against “Smouha” when the captain of the team “Abdullah Al-Saeed” lost his nerve and entered into a violent altercation with his colleague, “Ali Gabr”, after the Alexandrian team scored the equalizer.
These problems were evident yesterday after Pyramids goalkeeper “Mahdi Suleiman” posted a picture on his Twitter account bearing wisdom inspired by the forest and the animal world, intending to offend some of the people who run the club at the present time, which prompted team officials to punish the player and exclude him from facing Al-Ahly.
On the other hand, the “Al-Ahly” club saved itself from entering the cycle of doubts by achieving victory over the “Arab Contractors” in the last round, where it overturned its two-goal deficit to a three-goal victory, to return to the top of the table after Zamalek’s draw with Aswan.
Al-Ahly has 20 points from 8 matches, winning 6, drawing 2, and has not tasted loss yet, and its players scored 19 goals as the strongest offensive line in the competition so far, and shook its nets 4 times as the second strongest line of defense after Zamalek.
Al-Ahly will seek victory over Pyramids today to confirm its lead in the league table, before traveling to Qatar to play its first match in the Club World Cup against Al-Duhail, which will be held on February 4 at the Education City stadium.
“Al-Ahly” restored the services of his goalkeeper and team captain, Muhammad Al-Shennawi, after the suspension penalty for one match had ended, after his objection to the ruling of the red giant’s match against the “National Bank” in the previous round.
Al-Ahly and Pyramids met (with his new name) in 4 confrontations in the Egyptian League, and the latter won two occasions, while the Red Genie won one match, and the draw dominated a single match.