Al Ahly claim 39th league title

Al Ahly claim 39th league title
Phakamani Mahlambi of Bidvets Wits challenged by Ahmed Hegazy of Al Ahly during the 2017 Caf Champions League match between Bidvest Wits v Al Ahly at the Bidvest Stadium, South Africa on 19 March 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday May 30, 2017. 12:00

Despite playing to a 2-2 draw with Misr El-Maqassa on Monday night, Al Ahly have clinched their 39th Egyptian Premier League title.

Hossam El-Badry’s side have been crowned champions with four games to spare and have yet to lose in the EPL this season.

The Red Devils have won three of the last four Egyptian championships and their latest triumph will come as a major boost ahead of their CAF Champions League clash this weekend.

Ahly will play host to Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca at the Borg El Arab Stadium outside of Alexandria on Sunday night.

The Egyptians top Group D in the continental competition on four points, level with Zambia’s Zanaco, while Wydad have three points.

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