Ahly advance to Egypt Cup final after 4-0 win over Smouha
Wednesday 09/August/2017 - 11:01 PM
Ahly regained much morale boost، after booting out from Arab Cup Championship، with today's 4-0 victory over Smouha in the Egypt Cup semi-final in Alexandria on Wednesday.
Two late goals in the first half from in-form Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi and Soliman put Ahly in command، with Smouha's porous backline struggling to contain a wave of attacks from the league champions.
Soliman was on target again and substitute Saleh Gomaa also scored after a flowing move in the second half to give Ahly a convincing victory following the disappointment of their semi-final loss to Jordan's Al-Faisaly in the Arab Championship last week.
The Cairo giants will make their third consecutive appearance in the Egypt Cup final when they meet Masry، who beat Zamalek 2-0 on Tuesday، later this month.
Ahly last won the secondary domestic competition in 2007 when they defeated perennial rivals Zamalek 4-3 in a thrilling final.
Although Ahly have won 10 league titles in 11 seasons، the Egypt Cup accolade remained elusive. They lost to Zamalek in the 2015 and 2016 finals.